Anne Knight from Buckingham took second place in the Show Hunter class at the South Essex Insurance Broker’s (SEIB) Search for a Star 2014 qualifier, held at Bury Farm Equestrian Village in Buckinghamshire.
Riding Caroline Knight’s horse, Tarragon, Anne fought off stiff competition from other riders in the class to gain qualification for the Horse of The Year Show (HOYS).
Anne, who has owned 6-year-old Tarragon since the horse was three, said: “He was unbacked when I bought him, I have broken him in and brought him on myself. We have done a bit of everything, with a focus on dressage up until now. He has been great today and we are very excited to be going to HOYS.”
Tarragon was reserve champion at the Thame Show last year with a friend of Anne’s riding him. Anne is planning to go to as many shows as possible between now and HOYS and they will also go out and compete at Prelim and Novice dressage.
Anne and Tarragon will compete at the Horse of the Year Show between October 8-12 at the Birmingham NEC.