Amy to ride at Hickstead

Amy Bryan with her horse Cloud Trail. Photo contributed.
Amy Bryan with her horse Cloud Trail. Photo contributed.
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AN AMATEUR horse rider from New Mills has won the right to compete alongside professionals at a prestigious equestrian event.

Amy Bryan has qualified for the final of the Retraining of Racehorses (ROR)/Tattersalls class at the British Jumping Derby Meeting at Hickstead on Sunday June 26. The final will take place in the International Arena - just over an hour before the world-famous Carpetright Derby.

Amy, 25, who works for her father’s engineering company, earned qualification at last month’s Newark & Nottingham County Show.

At Hickstead, she will ride her own horse Cloud Trail, a beautiful 16.2hd dapple grey gelding. Cloud Trail, or Nimble as he is known, achieved the feat just months after recovering from a fractured pedal bone.

Amy said: “I love the thrill of competing, and to ride at Hickstead with the professionals will be an utterly amazing experience.

“I am thrilled to bits to still have my gorgeous man, let alone qualifying him for the Hickstead final.

“I would like to thank my vet Richard at Knox and Devlin, and my farrier Gareth Winston. Without them he wouldn’t be still with me now.”