Tabitha Kyle aboard the very appropriately named ‘Living the Dream’ jumped to the finish to take the National 128cm Champion title at the British Showjumping National Championships 2018. With the top three placings offering a qualification to Horse of the Year Show there was all to play for.
Tabitha and Tucker (as he is known at home) are both 11 years old and they have travelled to the Championships from nearby Leicestershire. They will be back on Thursday for the Pony Foxhunter Masters and the Pony Silver League 148cm & Under Final. The combination have only been a partnership since March this year so this has been their biggest win. Speaking of their win, Tabitha explained: “My plan for the jump off was to go clear instead of go against the clock and luckily it paid off. My ultimate goal this year was to qualify for HOYS which I managed to do so I’m really pleased.”
Tabitha has previously competed at HOYS in 2017 in the 128 Championship and the Stable Company 138cm Championship. However this will be Tucker’s first time at HOYS.
Second place was Noora Von Bulow with Sparkel and third place was Poppy Deakin with Munsboro Plunkett.
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