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Fiona McIntyre takes Precedence in RoR In Hand

Chief Judge Nigel Hollings opened the first class of Thursday at Virtual Windsor 2020 by talking about the Retraining of Racehorses initiative, which comprised two classes during the morning's judging. RoR has grown tremendously in the past five years, and Nigel was keen to remark upon the value of show horses having a "second" career.…
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Foxtrotting to Victory: RoR Ridden

Melissa Molloy's Relmsparc Foxtrot took a strong RoR Ridden class ahead of Ava Halloran's Muse and Her Majesty the Queen's Barbershop. Melissa has won a prize kindly supplied by LeMieux. With another large entry for this class, and a particularly strong Australasian contingent, judge Nigel Hollings had a difficult job choosing a winner. Eventually it…
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Tilly in Wonderland and A Win for Lambourne RDA!

Possibly the fiercest competition of all at Virtual Windsor, with 136 entries and all sorts of costumes, The Fancy Dress has certainly caused some heated debates! Dressed as “Alice in Wonderland”, Tracey Morgan’s Rocky and Tilly Hanson take first place. Described as ‘absolutely gorgeous’ by guest judge Alan Titchmarsh. In second place was Tristan Bent’s…
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Video: Ijsbrand Chardon’s 12-in-Hand!

If you think four horses is hard try twelve! Team Chardon sent us this video of a dozen of their horses in perfect harmony, to help celebrate Virtual Windsor!
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Guest Feature: Celebrating Virtual Windsor with DAKS and Hum Fleming

This week at DAKS we are celebrating the historic Royal Windsor Horse Show and this year marks over 40 years of DAKS’ official sponsorship of The Mounted Pony Club Games.  With this in mind, we caught up with Charity Ambassador and Fashion Model Hum Fleming, descendant of the iconic Fleming banking dynasty and great-niece of…
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Feature: Unsung Heroes of Royal Windsor

It takes hundreds of people to run a show as large and diverse as Royal Windsor, many of whom have specialist skills and work extremely long hours largely for the thrill of being involved. We (eventually!) tracked down five dedicated RWHS personnel to see them in action Words by Lucy Higginson The Chief Vet -…
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A Grand Day for Glennmore Gwennic

Emma James's Glenmore Gwennic came in first in Class 5, The NAF Working Hunter Pony, despite fierce competition from well-known showing legends. In third place, Penny Ryder's Young Dragonara was described by Judged Nigel Hollings as "A legend. Possibly one of the most versatile ponies I have ever had the pleasure to judge or watch."…
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Lissangle Quilos Diamond Takes Top Spot

In a very strong Working Hunter Class, Rose Ahern O'Gorman's Lissangle Quilos Diamond stormed to victory, with Judge Nigel Hollings remarking, "That is just one heck of a combination. [The photo] is so full of energy and straight ability, athleticism, a very nice horse. Look at the front legs; look at the back [legs]! It's…
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Just Murphy II: “That is just the most amazing pony!”

Ridden by Ella Pybus, Just Murphy II took Class 3, The NAF Five Star Show Hunter after wowing Chief Virtual Windsor Judge, Nigel Hollings, ahead of an exceptionally strong field which featured a few familiar faces. "You don't need to say anything else. That is just the most amazing pony," said Nigel, who judged a…
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A Winning Start for Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has a winning start to Virtual Windsor show week as her Cleveland Bay, Wyevale Harry, takes the Class 2 title under Matthew Powers. Chief Virtual Windsor Judge, Nigel Hollings, said, "What I love about this horse - which you can see in the photograph - is how he covers the ground.…
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R Gem is a Diamond For Abi Shaw

Abi Shaw's R Gem By Design J takes Class 1: Arab and Part Bred Arab in the first class of Virtual Windsor! A wonderful start to Show week, the Arab class saw a high standard of turnout, with R Gem taking the title ahead of beautiful entries from Emmy Parkhouse and Jackets Destiny, and Cara…
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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Class 24- Heavy Horses

The judges have announced the ten Finalists for Class 24, Heavy Horses, out of a total of 68 entries. The judging of this class will be streamed on Saturday 16th May, 2020 as part of Virtual Windsor Show Week. The prize for this class is generously provided by Warwickshire Clothing with many thanks from the…
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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Class 23- Guards Polo Club Polo Pony

The judges have announced the ten Finalists for Class 23, The Guards Polo Club Polo Pony, out of a total of 36 entries. The judging of this class will be streamed on Saturday 16th May, 2020 as part of Virtual Windsor Show Week. This class is generously supported by Guards Polo Club with many thanks…
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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Class 22- Appaloosas

The judges have announced the ten Finalists for Class 22, Appaloosas, out of a total of 79 entries. The judging of this class will be streamed on Saturday 16th May, 2020 as part of Virtual Windsor Show Week. The prize for this class is generously provided by Ayr Equestrian with many thanks from the Virtual…
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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Class 21- Show Hack Riding Horse

The judges have announced the ten Finalists for Class 21, Show Hack and Riding Horse, out of a total of 221 entries. The judging of this class will be streamed on Saturday 16th May, 2020 as part of Virtual Windsor Show Week. The prize for this class is generously provided by Equi-Jewel by Emily Galtry,…