Essex’s young showjumper Lily Grimwade Wins 128cm Championship at HOYS

It was 12 year-old Lily Grimwade from Danbury, Essex who secured the HOYS 128cm Showjumping title in style on Saturday 10th October at Horse of the Year Show.

The Championship class saw twenty four starters come forward with ponies of no more than 128cm in height; with eight of them managing to jump clear in the first round. Making her debut at the show, Lily was the only rider to deliver a clear in the jump off which was enough for her to secure the title outright on Koda, a 16 year-old grey gelding owned by Matthew Grimwade. 

Grimwade was elated with her win “I am really surprised and really happy. He has taught me how to ride basically and I love him so much” she said.

Second place was awarded to Madison Heath riding Shirley Ash’s Red Alert III and rounding out the podium places was Claudia Moore riding her mother Katrina’s Peppino Il Grande.

Photo: E. S. Photography

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