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 total of 326 entries in this enormous class. “The movement, the way it’s using its hind leg, the overall picture. You could [scale] that up into any size you wanted. . . absolutely stunning.”
Two Thistledown horses took second and third place. Thistledown Arctic Monkey, ridden by Maisie Binks narrowly missed out on the top spot, while Lily Brennan and Thistledown Sea Mariner came third.
Just Murphy II
Thistledown Arctic Monkey
Thistledown Sea Mariner