Hood and Royal Trooper receive the TopSpec Supreme Ridden
Championship from Katy Tyler of TopSpec.
Trooper Captures TopSpec Supreme Award
Jessica Goodyear stood between two of the country's top show
riders when claiming the reserve champion award in a new competition
- the TopSpec Supreme Ridden Championship at the Northern
£1,250 champion's purse went to well known professional
Alastair Hood and the Hack champion Royal Trooper, currently
unbeaten this season.
third place going to regular Northern Horse visitor Katie
Moore, riding Vanessa Ramm's six-year-old Riding Horse champion
than 20 competitors came forward at the end of the day to compete
for the £2,000 prize fund.
Tyler of TopSpec said: "We decided to support the Northern
Horse Show with this new award because all the profits go to the
Riding for the Disabled Association which is a very worthwhile cause.
were delighted that so many competitiors took part in the championship
and that it brought another new element to the show."
Hood riding Michael and Pearl Underwood's, Royal Trooper put on
a superb display to catch the attention of judges Anne Hooley and
Brian Noach from South Africa.
Alastair: "The TopSpec Supreme Ridden Championship is a real
boost for showing competitors and it was marvellous to compete for
that amount of prize money.
will be using the TopSpec Feed Balancer, we received as part of
our prize on three of the horses in the yard."
Jessica Goodyear and the 13hh Show Hunter Pony Champion, Highmead
Politician had excelled themselves earlier in the day under judge
David Kellow and came out sparkling once again to take the £500
their base near Halifax, the Goodyear's showing is a real family
effort with sister Trudy, acting as chief groom.
mum Lynne: "We take each show as it comes and Jessica was quite
nervous competing against the top adult riders, we were overjoyed
to finish second in such good company."
third place, Katie Moore, was deputising for owner Vanessa Ramm,
who claimed the Riding Horse championship before having to head
home on business.
by Katie from her Essex yard, with such good prize money on offer,
connections were delighted she was able to stay to go forward to
Katie: "We had four hours to travel home after the show, but
the wait was very worthwhile."