Joseph Stockdale and 13-year-old stallion Gunner II flew round the Castle Arena to take home first place honours in the 1.40m Clip My Horse Under 25 Championship on the final day of Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019.
The course was full up and very technical causing only four combinations to return for the jump-off against the clock. Joe was second to go and produced a foot-perfect clear round cutting over 2 seconds off the time to beat.
Talking about his beautiful 15.2hh grey stallion owned by Mrs Bas, Joe said; ‘I am very lucky to have such a special little horse on my team. Romeo was incredible in both rounds today - we have a great partnership and trust, meaning I can really push between the fences and know he will listen to me the whole way around.’
With Joe also finishing 3rd in the 1.35m Grand Prix on Friday riding his fathers' former ride, Tornado des Monts (owned by Mr & Mrs Garratt) he has been in flying form this week in the Queen’s back garden.
Next stop for Team Stockdale is Austria jumping the Young Riders Nations Cup. They will be taking Didi, Jack and Cash in the hope of coming home with some more ribbons.