Oliver Fletcher takes the National Under 16 Champion title

Oliver Fletcher riding Horst Van de Mispelaere. Credit: 1st Class Images

Oliver Fletcher ensured that the family tradition of winning at the British Showjumping National Championships was upheld and is now the reigning champion. He took the title last year aboard his father’s 11 year old chestnut mare, Dahar. This year he takes the win on Julia Hammond’s, Horst Van de Mispelaere. It was a well-deserved win for the young rider after completing the jump off in a quick time of 31.22 seconds to take the 2019 National under 16 Champion title.

“He’s a very quick and careful horse; if you gallop to a jump she will jump it. I am very grateful to his owner Julia Hammond for letting me have the ride on him,” beamed Oliver. Oliver has only been riding Horst Van de Mispelaere since the beginning of the year and in that time has had a lot of success such as winning the Accumulator at Royal Bath & West Show earlier this season.

The combination will also be jumping U21’s this afternoon followed by Oliver competing in the International Stairway class this afternoon riding Temple Rebus, where he hopes to have the same success.

Phoebe Farman and Caruso D’Eres Z take second place, with Jocasta Symons and Duffy II taking third.

For information on the British Showjumping National Championships 2019 please contact press@grandstand.co.uk or call 02476 858 205.

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