Tabitha Kyle LIHS 2019

Tabitha’s Prolific Run Continues at Liverpool

Prolific winner Tabitha Kyle hit top form on day three of the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show.

The 12-year-old rider, who is based in Leicestershire, won the Wicks Group 128cm Championship at M&S Bank Arena.

Tabitha has triumphed at major shows all over the country, and this time it was the 19-year-old pony Living the Dream that delivered the goods for her.

Five combinations from 19 starters made the jump-off, with Lucy Bowen-Howard and Toorboy Tommy holding the lead in a time of 31.13 seconds before Tabitha took centre-stage.

And it was an impressive display under pressure, clocking 29.52 seconds to continue a rich vein of form.

Lucy took second spot, with Emily Irvine and Bunbury Conquest in third and Abigail Gladstone, riding Remote Controlled, finishing fourth.

“It’s a dream come true,” a delighted Tabitha said.

“I have been trying for the past two years, and it is an amazing opportunity Nicky Creasey has given me to ride her pony.

“I have been riding this pony for about 20 months now, and it felt like it was a jump-off for me today.

“The course really suited my pony, and it is great to win here again. I am very happy.”

Liverpool International Horse Show