Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Woman wins Hickstead Derby

Tina Fletcher 2011 Derby winner
Tina Fletcher on Promised Land PIC via Horse and Country

The CarpetRight Derby at Hickstead has been won by a woman rider for only the second time in the competition's 50-year history. And Tina Fletcher's horse's name? Promised Land.

Fletcher (UK) came second in 1991 and last year just lost out in the jump-off stages. Riding the same horse again, things went better for them. Interviewed for Horse and Country she said: "“You have to sit as quiet as a mouse on him. He lives in a field at home. I hardly ride him, he just hacks out. Graham bought him and I actually said to him, ‘I don’t know why you’re keeping that horse, he’s a lunatic’.” Only after Graham broke his shoulder was PL passed on to Tina, a lucky break? (sorry)

This is Fletcher speaking to H&C 


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