On the 2022 Horse of the Yr Present (HOYS), the prolific light-weight present hunter View Level was retired from the present ring after he’d received the supreme horse of the yr championships for the second time in a row.
View Level — who is named Sean at residence — is owned by Jill Day and ridden by his producer, Cheshire-based showman Robert Walker. He certified for the supreme after he lifted the HOYS hunter championship for the fourth time in his profession. After his historic triumph, View Level was H&H’s 13 October 2022 cowl star.
By Loughehoe Man out of High quality Dame, Sean is an 11-year-old and he’s been based mostly with Robert since he was bought by Jill as a teenager from his breeder, Sean Jones.
His first main championship achievement got here in 2017 when he took the hunter championship at HOYS as a six-year-old, simply two years after his brother, Vantage Level, received the identical honour, additionally below Robert.
As a 4 and five-year-old Sean was novice champion on the British Present Horse Affiliation (BSHA) nationwide championships. He additionally received the novice hunters on the Nice Yorkshire Present as a five-year-old.
Sean can also be a four-time Royal Windsor hunter champion and in 2018 he took the supreme ridden title on the prestigious present, earlier than judges Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin.
In 2022, Sean and Robert took the supreme horse title on the Royal Worldwide Horse Present. After their particular person present they scored 29/30 from the three judges, prompting a uncommon ride-off in opposition to equal-scoring Danielle Well being and Forgeland Hyde Park, eventual reserves.
“He’s so breathtaking to trip,” mentioned Robert, after their Hickstead triumph.
Sean was retired from the present ring at HOYS 2022, after he’d lifted the supreme title in entrance of judges Marcus Capel and Val Turner.
Moments after the emotional second, Robert mentioned that Sean will now get pleasure from a profession on the hunt discipline.
“He’s been a formidable horse for us,” added Robert. “He’s given us some nice days and he by no means offers lower than 120%. However they will’t do it perpetually. Sooner or later we have now to name it a day, and why not exit on the highest.”
Robert mentioned that whereas a lot of his horses go residence for his or her winter holidays when the present season finishes, Sean has at all times stayed with him in Cheshire for some down time, which means the pair have developed an unbreakable bond:
“He’s simply so particular. A lot of my horses go residence for a vacation, however Sean doesn’t. My daughter at all times leads him to the sector and in addition to being a winner he’s so good to be round,” mentioned Robert.
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