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  • Kitty King’s Bramham win on Olympic hopeful in new bit

    Kitty King received the Defender Bramham Horse Trials CCI4*-S on Paris Olympic long-listed experience Vendredi Biats, proving to the Olympic selectors she has discovered an acceptable new bit – a Swales Pelham – for cross-country.

    “Froggy” beforehand wore a Myler mixture bit, and there’s some confusion as as to if it’s at the moment allowed beneath FEI guidelines. Kitty thanked staff of bit model Neue Schule, explaining: “I went to them and mentioned, ‘I would like a brand new cross-country bit, he’s gone in the identical factor for seven years, gags cut up his mouth, something with a joint splits his mouth and I don’t know what to do’.”

    As for this good outcome, Kitty mentioned: “There was various strain driving on it, so I simply mentioned, ‘I’m going to should exit and attempt to make it occur’. He went and did his bit and he’s simply such constant horse.”

    Learn extra from Kitty on her win and bit selection

    CCI4*-L winner Harry Meade

    Harry Meade secured his first British CCI4*-L win, at Bramham, driving Annaghmore Valoner, a 12-year-old mare owned by Dinah and Stephen Posford and their daughter Jules Carter.

    The brief format class at Bramham had extra entries, with some questioning the way forward for the lengthy format, however for Harry the lengthy format is the final word take a look at and this win at Bramham meant a terrific deal. “It’s a particular occasion that I grew up wanting initially to experience at after which to win. I believe I first rode right here 23 years in the past,” mentioned Harry, whose father Richard received the occasion in Bramham’s second 12 months, 1975.

    Learn extra on the significance of the lengthy format for five-star preparation

    Bramham Horse Trials results - Harry Meade and Annaghmore Valoner win the CCI4*-L

    Harry Meade and Annaghmore Valoner showjump clear to win the Bramham CCI4*-L in June 2024. Credit score: Peter Nixon

    Tributes paid to very particular pony

    The house owners of Extra Than Milton, a pony purchased for £600 from York Market who grew to become among the finest showjumpers on the circuit, have shared their heartbreak and paid tribute to their “life-changing” famous person. Extra Than Milton, who received many of the 138cm titles obtainable to him, together with the Horse of the Yr Present (HOYS) and Royal Worldwide Horse Present (RIHS) finals, was put down aged 30.

    Discover out extra about this particular pony

    Darby Ward on Extra Than Milton

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