The British Showjumping National Championships 2018 got underway today, Tuesday 7th August, at NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Taking the first win of the Show in Championship Arena 1 was Honor Redhouse aboard her beautiful 11-year-old grey mare, Zara Queen of Hearts, who was crowned the 2018 Pony Restricted Rider 1.00m Champion.
The pair who travelled to the Show all the way from Kent proved to be unbeatable in the jump-off of 19 pony/rider combinations, built by lead course designer Jason Abbs. Whilst other riders struggled to get the time without knocking a fence, Honor and Zara left no room for error as they sped down to the final fence.
Speaking of their win, Honor explained: “We have had her since August last year and have had a really busy season together. This is probably one of my biggest wins so far as well as winning the 1.10m Schools final with her at Hickstead last week. My plan is to keep going with her and I hope to jump on the Home Pony International 1.15m team this year.”