SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse 2021 got underway with a high-quality level of competition at Richmond Equestrian Centre in North Yorkshire on Monday 12th July.

Golden Bird

Two horses that have previously been to HOYS qualified in the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse class. In first place was Lindsay McCulloch’s Golden Bird, ridden by Richard Telford no ridden by Richard Telford. An excited Lindsay said: “This is the third time he has now qualified for HOYS and each year he has qualified at the first time of trying. We really didn’t expect it today! In his first season of Racehorse to Riding Horse classes, Golden Bird was really inexperienced when he qualified for HOYS. Since then he has gone on to take 6th place in the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse HOYS final and 4th in the open hacks at HOYS.”

In second place was Collette McGoldrick and Mumford. This pair have previously qualified for the HOYS Racehorse to Riding Horse final finishing in 4th place. Mumford was champion Racehorse at the Hickstead Derby meeting earlier this season. Collette said: “He is the first racehorse I have had to show and what a horse he is. He has such a great temperament and loves his shows and his hacking. I broke my ankle badly last autumn in a fall and he definitely has helped me out with it. Mumford was placed during his racing days and he ran about nine times on the flat over several seasons.” Mumford has won plenty during his showing career including taking the Goffs supreme championship in 2019 and winning the title of champion racehorse at the UK National Championships in 2020.

SEIB’s Marketing Manager, Nicolina MacKenzie said: “It has been so good to be back out with the Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse team today. We have met some brilliant, enthusiastic new competitors and been delighted to see some much-improved combinations from 2019 back in the ring, some of whom have deservedly earned their HOYS and Your Horse Live tickets today. Search for a Star is all about having a willingness to improve and our judges really do enjoy seeing people and their horses becoming more polished and succeed in achieving their goals.”

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Leading equine Insurance brokers, SEIB Insurance Brokers set up Racehorse to Riding Horse nearly 20 years ago so they could help offer second careers to racehorses once they had finished on the race track.  SEIB has a long association with the showing world and is renowned for ‘putting something back’ by supporting many equestrian events and activities including Search for a Star.

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Results SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Richmond Equestrian Centre 12th July 2021

Class 5 Racehorse to Riding Horse – 1st Golden Bird, owned by Lindsay McTulloch and ridden by Richard Telford from Great Ayton

Class 5 Racehorse to Riding Horse – 2nd Mumford, owned and ridden by Collette McGoldrick from Derbyshire