May Day horse riding show in Brookmans Park hailed a success

PUBLISHED: 13:22 07 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:19 07 May 2019

Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. 

Picture: Melissa Page.

Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. Picture: Melissa Page.

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Raybrook Riding's annual May show took place in Brookmans Park on bank holiday Monday.

Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. 

Picture: Melissa Page.Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. Picture: Melissa Page.

The show allows competitors and horses to demonstrate their prowess by being ridden or 'in hand'.

No show jumping took place, but there were 16 classes to compete in.

There were a number of trophies handed out on the day. 

Picture: Melissa Page.There were a number of trophies handed out on the day. Picture: Melissa Page.

Show organiser Sarah Sullivan was delighted with the event, and noted the worthy winner of the Mark Cripps Salver - eight-year-old Sam Cripps, who was able to celebrate the memory of his late father thanks to trusty horse DellBoy.

While at the opposite end of the age spectrum in equine terms, 28-year-old Misty - owned by Ava Bergonzi - was again the winner of the Maggie Richardson Trophy for oldest competing horse on the day.

Sam Cripps 8, with DellBoy. Picture: Melissa Page.Sam Cripps 8, with DellBoy. Picture: Melissa Page.

Raybrooks proprioter Vickie Boylan said: "It was another calm, yet keenly contested show which attracted even more sponsors than last year.

"It's pleasant to see new friends and horses of all ages - always a healthy sign for the future."

Left to right: Rebecca Sullivan and Freddie, with Lili Wise 16 and Blue. Picture: Melissa Page.Left to right: Rebecca Sullivan and Freddie, with Lili Wise 16 and Blue. Picture: Melissa Page.

For more details visit Raybrook Riding's website: raybrookriding.co.uk.

Ava Bergonzi 13 and Misty. Picture: Melissa Page.Ava Bergonzi 13 and Misty. Picture: Melissa Page.

Leah Cassell 11 with Ted (left) and Spot (right). Picture: Melissa Page.Leah Cassell 11 with Ted (left) and Spot (right). Picture: Melissa Page.

Drew Parsons 11 and Tia. Picture: Melissa Page.Drew Parsons 11 and Tia. Picture: Melissa Page.

Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. 

Picture: Melissa Page.Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. Picture: Melissa Page.

Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. 

Picture: Melissa Page.Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. Picture: Melissa Page.

Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. 

Picture: Melissa Page.Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. Picture: Melissa Page.

Friends left to right: Izzy Franklin 12, Lillia Dolby 9 and Summer Readings 9. Picture: Melissa Page.Friends left to right: Izzy Franklin 12, Lillia Dolby 9 and Summer Readings 9. Picture: Melissa Page.

Vickie Boylan Raybrook Riding Stables Owner (right) presenting the cup for first place for Riding Club Horse to Kate Gowing and Faye. Picture: Melissa Page.Vickie Boylan Raybrook Riding Stables Owner (right) presenting the cup for first place for Riding Club Horse to Kate Gowing and Faye. Picture: Melissa Page.

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Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. 

Picture: Melissa Page.Annual Raybrook Riding May Day Show. Picture: Melissa Page.

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