William Fletcher Crowned the 2019 National Under 21 Champion

William Fletcher riding Emmerton II. Image by 1st Class Images

In the JS Teamwear Championship Arena 2, William Fletcher rode as determined as ever to take the highly-sought after National Under 21 Champion title. With his brother Oliver Fletcher having won the National Under 21 Champion title here last year riding Temple Rebus, the sibling rivalry put pressure on the 20 year old showjumper to bring it home once again for team Fletcher.

Riding Emmerton II, owned by Judy Peploe, William was one of few riders in the jump off and as the last one to go, they saved the best until last. William went into the jump off knowing Joe Fernyhough had already secured a good time so he knew he needed a fast yet clear round. He commented after his win: “He’s not usually a quick horse, he’s more of a big jumper, but this is the first time I’ve let the handbrake off, and it was worth it!”.

William also won the U21 Championship in 2017, meaning that the title has been kept in the Fletcher family for three years.

The winning combination will be heading to Bolesworth next week where they hope to have the same success.

Joe Fernyhough and Jappeloupe van het Neerenbosch take second place, with Izzi Ryder and In The Mood VHK taking third.

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