Alfie Bradstock pipped Katy Meredith to the post yesterday pocketing £550 at the Royal Windsor Horse Show after she’d been in the lead since riding fifth in the class.
Bradstock, who was riding his grade B gelding Tiger Bright flew round the 1.35m course with an exceptional time of 52.86 seconds.
The GB rider is ranked third in Fairfax Young Rider’s League and rides for Tina and Graham Fletcher. He has an abundance of show jumping achievements, including: European Gold 2013, second in Olympia u23 2014, second in HOYS u21 2014, and second in Young Rider Nations Cup Deauville.
Tiger Bright, owned by Diane Wilson, recently came second at Wales and West in the 1.35m Grand Prix winning £225 with another speedy time of 39.88 seconds. He is most definitely an up and coming talent who is likely to lead a successful professional show jumping career.
Katy Meredith, based in NZ, was only a few seconds behind on Sue Clark’s grade C gelding; I.C. She posted on her Facebook page @katiemeredithequestrian: “I.C 2nd in the B and C class at Windsor today. I am so grateful to John and Laura Renwick for everything they do and the opportunities and hours and hours of help I get while I’m here. And thanks to I.C’s owner Sue Clark for letting me ride him while I’m here, he’s been so much fun.”
Laura Renwick, who is ranked 67th by Longines also competed in the class on one of her up and coming grade C horses Alothain de Blondel but unfortunately didn’t get into the top eight. The pair placed 36th in the Vilamoura CS13* Two Phases in February this year and won the 1.35m class.
Once the class reached it’s climax, the top eight collected their rosettes and completed the infamous lap of honour. Bradstock was smiling from ear-to ear with Tiger Bright lapping up the attention. I’m sure if he could, he would’ve been smiling too.