Horse of the Year finals spot for delighted rider Samantha

Samantha Williams
Samantha Williams

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.”