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Favourite Showjumper

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gelati3 · 19/02/2014 00:44

Who is your favour showjumper (horse)?

For me, Milton, with Sandro Boy a close second.

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Butkin · 20/02/2014 13:53

Pennwood Forge Mill - I remember being allowed to come down stairs to watch him compete on TV when I was little.

Honourable 2nd to Boomerang...

I also remember loving Stroller and Ryans Son when I was tiny.

From the modern era I was always impressed by the consistency of Shutterfly at the top level.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 21/02/2014 09:13

I always liked Joe Whittaker's Desdamona. I saw them win at Towerlands a few years ago. She's small but really feisty!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 21/02/2014 09:16

Oh and Robin Hood. I saw Him and Ben Maher as well. I've never seen a horse with a jump like that. You'd think he could fly! Smile

Littlegreyauditor · 21/02/2014 12:46

Milton definitely and because he reminds me of Milton (in his jump, and something in his expression) Arko.

When I was very wee I was obsessed with Anglezarke. He was just such a big, sturdy, reliable horse. I liked him a lot.

Butkin · 21/02/2014 17:51

Yes everybody loved Anglezarke - even when he had his Towerlands prefix..

Does anybody remember Jeff McVean and Claret? Top horse in late 70s, no bigger than a pony and Jeff used to jump out of the saddle over every jump.

Plomino · 22/02/2014 22:41

Ryan's Son .

Because he was so not what a typical show jumper should be , and yet he was amazing .

And Milton because he was just beautiful .

ExitPursuedTheRoyalPrude · 22/02/2014 22:43

Yes yes yes to Penwood Forge Mill

And Boomerang a close second.

shows age

Voerendaal · 12/03/2014 14:00

Anglezarke was fabulous as was Ryan's Son. Shame I can't think of any modern day show jumpers. Oh and David Broomes Philco.

gailforce1 · 12/03/2014 15:52

The one and only Boomerang with the best horseman that was Eddie Macken. He had the best hands. Those were the days!

issyocean · 13/03/2014 17:53

I'm going to go right back and say Stroller. It was that little horse that ignited what turned out to be a life long passion Smile

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