Not quite the start to the day we planned having been turned away by the vets after they made a mistake checking his passport – despite me challenging their call 😖😱
On our way home and a call from my own vet assuring me that all the vaccinations were in order prompted us to turn back and ask for the passport to be checked again – Yes an error had been made and a costly 2 1/2 hours later, a somewhat agitated, dripping wet with sweat Kings Grey was permitted entry.
With barely time to plait up and no warm up this amazing horse formerly trained by Philip Kirby Racing made his debut through those purple curtains and although unsettled in the line up he went beautifully for both myself and the ride judge with a pull of 4th – given the circumstances – Proud doesn’t come close 😍🏇🍾🎉
Thank you to SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Championship for putting on this wonderful series, Massive thanks to my team Becky and Charlotte who were fabulous as always and Rachel for looking after the yard at home, our support team Sam Phelps Farrier Services, Sam Smith Equine and Canine Sports Therapy Andrew Gardner and our awesome sponsors whose products make all the difference Saracen Horse Feeds, Bombers Equestrian Equipment, Bombers Blue Bits UK, Smart Grooming, Country Frog, Leroy and Bongo, @High Horse Showers, @Managing Director of PHW Logistics Derbyshire Ltd
#thoroughbredlyversatile #cantbeatanexracehorse #versatility #kingsgrey #mrgrey #legend — feeling proud at Horse of the Year Show.