Ross is jumping for joy after show-stopping performance

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A TALENTED show jumper from Skegness has recently made it through to compete in a prestigious show.

Ross Hill, a former Skegness Grammar School pupil, competed at the Southview Equestrian School in Cheshire on Saturday July 9 where he qualified with his eight-year-old Gelding horse, W Tonix Hero.

Ross competed in the newcomers second round to gain his ticket to the prestigious Horse Of The year Show, being held at the Birmingham NEC in October.

The Horse of the Year Show is the pinnacle of achievement in the equestrian world and an event to which all riders aspire.

The competition in Cheshire started with 73 riders, all hoping to gain that all important ticket and a place at the main show.

With three rounds to qualify, the second round saw only 22 riders going though and by the final third round, the fences were raised to 1.40 meters with a timed jump off.

13 riders went though to the third round and Ross was drawn third where he rode the winning round with an unbeatable time of 35.18 seconds.

The Horse of the Year event is the unique equestrian extravaganza which forms the climax of the national show jumping and showing seasons.

It offers fans a chance to see some of the best show jumpers in the world competing for coveted titles as well as other exciting equestrian displays and entertainments.

Visit: www.hoys.co.uk for further details.