A Welsh C who punches above his height and weight and a large-size Dimaggio were equal first on nearly 74% in the medium non-qualifier at Step Aside (Belmoredean), West Sussex (26 November).

Nikki Hawkins, who has already qualified 11-year-old Corstan Rogue Trader for the winter regionals at advanced medium, explained: “‘Harry’ has some points in hand, so I thought why not try to qualify at the lower level?” Nikki was also using the show as a training outing. She said: “Canter-piaffe-canter exercise makes him more forward in the walk-canter transitions as it keeps . . .

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