Taking place from 17-23 December 2018, Olympia, The London International Horse Show is set to welcome the next generation of British Show Jumping talent, who will compete in front of the 90,000 visitors expected to attend. These leading junior equestrians will feature in three classes; a 128cm class, The Voltaire Design 148cm class and The Voltaire Design Under-25 British Championship.
The 128cm class has the makings of being a tightly fought contest and will see the three top-placed riders from the 128cm class at British Show Jumping National Championships 2018 go head-to-head once again. The eventual National 128cm champion, Tabitha Kyle, will compete at Olympia alongside Noora Von Bulow and Poppy Deakin, who finished in second and third place respectively.
Meanwhile, in The Voltaire Design 148cm class, Hannah Barker is representing the third generation of successful riders in her family. Her uncle, Paul Barker, won three international and two national grand prix classes, while her grandfather, David Barker, was a member of Great Britain’s Nations Cup Team in the 1960s and represented his country at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964.
The 148cm class will also feature several members of the team that won gold at the European Pony Championship earlier this year, who will now be competing against each other. Perdita Digby, Nicole Lockhead Anderson, Shaunie Greig and Claudia Moore will all have to put friendships to one side, as they contest for the title in what will undoubtedly be a competitive yet good-natured affair.
Entries for the Mistletoe Mini Stakes 128cm class:
Madelaine Archibald – My Little Sweetheart
Poppy Deakin – Munsboro Plunkett
Emily Fisher – Headmore Little Lightning
Fergal Holohan – Harri Potter
Tabitha Kyle – Borderhill William
Connie Mensley – Madonna
Izabella Rogers – Whinney Lass
Tia Squibb – Gorm and Ban
Charlie Tucker – Maybrock Aristocrat
Noora Von Bülow – Sparkel
Sophie Wicks – Camizion
Entries for the Voltaire Design 148cm Class:
Hannah Barker – Ammanvalley Santino
Perdi Digby – Kayleigh’s Star
Lily Freeman-Attwood – Valmy de Treille
Shaunie Greig – Casino Royale VIII
Madison Heath – Flavia
Tahnia Jordan-Jones – Jumper
Nicole Lockhead Anderson – Gangnam Style II
Anoushka Mauree – Miami Moonbeam
Claudia Moore – Elando Van De Roshoeve
Jake Myers – Razorlite II
Rachel Proudley – Family Affaer II
Holly Truelove – Rexter D’Or