It was great to be back at HOYS this year, and with three top horses for the 3* it was sure to be an exciting event for Team DLS. 

David and Billy Picador started the show off with a bang, speeding to 3rd place in the Thistledown Cup on the Friday night, while Foudre F jumped to 6th in the Grandstand Challenge Cup on the Saturday, completing one of only six double clears in the class.  

Sunday was the day to bring the excitement though, as Amigo S put in a valiant effort in the Speed Horse of the Year to come 15th, having jumped beautifully in the Accumulator the previous day. Billy Picador again proved herself to be the top-class mare she is, coming 8th in a fantastic 5 Fence Challenge class, which had us all on the edge of our seats. 

As the reigning champ of the Leading Showjumper of the Year Class, David was back to defend his title with a passion. Foudre F stunned the crowds in this legendary class to finish just off the podium in 4th place. Just another top placing for this horse who has been consistent all year. 

Thank you to HOYS for putting on another great event – it was great to be back and can’t wait to return next year to have another crack at the title!