Rider Samantha Williams has booked her spot in the Horse of the Year Show.
Riding Dorrells Basilardo, was runner-up in the Riding Club Show Horse class at the Vale View Equestrian show to gain a qualification to the prestigious finals.
But her performance aboard ‘Bally’ shocked even Samantha as she admitted she hadn’t even considered a place in the finals.
“We were a last minute entry and qualifying for HOYS didn’t even cross my mind!” said a delighted Samantha.
“We thought we would try something different so we had a go at some ridden warmblood and working hunter type show classes.”