Yikes!! Takes me back a bit....well, more than a bit!! I won the supreme in 1983 on my gorgeous grey New Forest - first native to win I believe - against two Wembley hacks amongst other fab posh horses.
The judge was Sybil Smith who taught the Queen to ride. Anyone remember her?
It was a great day out. I do remember complaints from the police, as the judge asked for a show and the track was quite narrow and lined six deep with spectators. My nimble, experienced Newfie had no problem, but some of the large hunters found it difficult. I wonder if 'elf'n'safety allow that these days?
Its fun because you can ride down Rotten Row. I only live a few yards away and for me, it was a thrill to ride there - my only opportunity.