Present organisers Grandstand current the award yearly; previous recipients embrace Robert Oliver, Charlotte Dujardin and Richard Davison.
“This 12 months’s no exception,” stated HOYS displaying commentator Carey Knox. “However this 12 months is doubly particular as we’re presenting it to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Carey welcomed into the ring a few of The Queen’s horses and ponies who had loved success at HOYS. The good Barbers Store, who went from racing to be supreme ridden champion at Royal Windsor Horse Present, and certified for HOYS 5 years working, got here in underneath his long-term associate Katie Jerram-Hunnable. He was given to Katie’s mom Jill Jerram when he retired.
Balmoral Erica, a 15-year-old mare who has taken half in three pageants at Royal Windsor, got here third within the Cuddy in-hand ultimate at HOYS and was champion on the Royal Worldwide Horse Present underneath saddle, got here in with Lizzie Finlayson-Briant. She was joined by former Royal Windsor mountain and moorland champion Balmoral Leia, with Henry Hird, 2022 small using horse contender Fools Paradise, with Chris Hunnable, and skewbald gelding Sunbeam, who competed in at this time’s colored courses, dealt with by Katie’s son Oliver Moore.
The award was accepted by Crown Equerry Colonel Toby Browne, head of the Royal Mews, with present mews grooms Brandon Heaton and Charlotte Watson, and former groom Alice Watson, together with The Queen’s great-granddaughters Savannah and Isla Phillips.
“As a unprecedented one who led a unprecedented life, The Queen gave a lot to the equestrian group,” a spokesman for HOYS organisers Grandstand stated.
“It is for that reason that Horse of the 12 months Present felt that this award with a particular place within the prominence of the occasion can be no higher attributed to a faithful horsewoman – Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
As Stephanie Hill sang I Vow to Thee My Nation, images of The Queen’s life with horses, from childhood into her 90s, had been displayed on the large display screen.
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