Irish rider Jack Ryan took centre-stage as the final day of this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show got under way.
Jack continued an impressive run of success at the show for Irish competitors by winning the two-star 1.30-metre jump-off class, sponsored by Redrow Homes.
The Castle Arena played host to a keenly-fought competition, and it was Jack who came up trumps on Essenar High Hopes, clocking 43.04 seconds in the jump-off.
The quality of his performance was underlined by a three-second winning margin from Oxfordshire teenager Oliver Fletcher, riding Temple Rebus.
For Oliver, his latest result continued a strong run of form that recently saw him claim a prestigious Area Title victory at an event in Wales.
And it was a Wales-based rider that completed the podium places, with Gemma Ellison and Rambler VDL taking third spot.
There was American success in the amateur A jump-off class, sponsored by Irish Horse Gateway, as Olivia Woodson swept to victory aboard Cachacco.
Bryony Holloway, who qualified two horses for the jump-off, pushed her all the way on Elton LV, but Olivia just had enough in a time of 38.32 seconds, while Iwan Carpenter and Merllyn’s Chacco finished third.
Sunday’s action began with the 138cms pony grand prix, sponsored by Clarkes Refurb Ltd, which delivered a fine display by Claudia Moore.
Claudia, riding Tullineasy Fear Deas, was a class act throughout, with a jump-off time of 33.35 seconds proving two seconds quicker than any other combination. Tabitha Kyle and Playboy van de Zoetewei took second, with Elissa Herrmann and Never Last Spartacus finishing third.