William Whitaker wins the Hickstead Derby

William Whitaker achieved one of his career aims after producing a memorable performance on the aptly-named Glenavadra Brilliant to win the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby. Yorkshireman Whitaker, 26, joined an illustrious list of former Derby champions — his uncles John and Michael, plus the likes of Eddie Macken, Harvey Smith, Nick Skelton, Nelson Pessoa and Paul […]

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Harriett Nuttall claims the Hickstead Speed Derby title

Harriet Nuttall can finally celebrate life in the fast lane after being crowned Hickstead Speed Derby champion. The Somerset-based rider, runner-up behind Guy Williams in last year’s class, turned the tables by claiming a thrilling win on Silver Light. And in doing so, she also thwarted Williams’ Speed Derby hat-trick hopes. Initially, it seemed he’d […]

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Ireland’s David Simpson makes a bid for the Hickstead Derby

Ireland’s David Simpson is primed for a full-scale assault on the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby title this weekend. Simpson, riding the ultra-consistent Gotti van Paemel, warmed up for Sunday’s headline class by winning the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial in fine style. Simpson and his ride — last year’s Bolesworth International puissance winner — jumped the trial’s […]

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Tracy Priest, Louise Pavitt and Holly Gillott in Hickstead win

British showjumpers Tracy Priest and Holly Gillott both enjoyed double successes at the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby Meeting on Thursday. It proved to be ladies’ day all-round in Hickstead’s huge main arena as Louise Pavitt came out top in a thrilling international speed class. It was Priest, though, who won the headline Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard, […]

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