Saturday 13th August 2016
Chloe Winchester flies to the finish to take the National Grade B Championship
Today 21 year old Chloe Winchester from Suffolk added another feather to her cap by taking the National Grade B Championship title riding eight year old gelding, Hasj VH Vliegenhof Z owned by Val Attenbrough and Julia Biddle.
The last 12 months have been quite a whirl wind for Chloe having won the under 23’s Championship at Olympia in December making her the national young rider champion of Great Britain. Chloe has also been selected onto the National lottery and Sport England funded World Class Development Programme amongst and was selected for her for Nations Cup team.
Speaking of her winning horse Hasj VH Vliegenhof Z, or Jo as he is known at home, she says: “I’ve been riding and producing Jo since he was five years old and I’ve seen a huge change in him this season, he has really matured and is becoming more competitive in his classes. He even corrected himself when I was going to take a long stride; he knew better and shortened himself up. He’s the first horse I’ve really produced all the way through so I’m always proud of him when we do well. He’ll be ready for ranking classes next year, that is the aim anyway.”