Derek Morton and ZLATAN Z wins the National 5 year old Championship Final

Derek Morton riding ZLATAN Z – Credit 1st Class Images

Kicking proceedings off in the JS Teamwear Championship Arena 2, it was the turn of the five year olds to take to the arena. With 24 horse/rider combinations forward it was a wonderful display of up and coming talent from the young horses. The National 5 year old Championship is open to registered horses born in 2014 and the height of the fences start at 1.20m.

Ridden by Derek Morton, and owned by Brian Squire, the dapper dapple-grey ZLATAN Z flew through the technical course designed by Krissy Spiller to claim the title of National 5 year old Champion. The winning combination shaved less than a second off the next best time to steal the lead from the 11 clears who went through to the jump off. Competing in multiple classes today on different horses, it’s been a busy day for Derek but he was thrilled to start the day by being crowned the National 5 year old Champion along with his trusty stallion ZLATAN Z.

Derek explained: “I am very pleased to have won the championship after him [ZLATAN Z] knocking on the door all year. He was on fire today and on top form.”

The pair also won the Weston Lawn 5 Year Old Championship Qualifier last week.

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