Royal win for Rosie

Rosie Manning, Wis St Mary, winning at the Royal International Horse Show.
Rosie Manning, Wis St Mary, winning at the Royal International Horse Show.

Rosie Manning (17) from Wisbech won her 153cm Working Hunter Pony class at the Royal International Horse Show held at Hickstead on Wednesday.

Rosie was placed first above the Scottish champion and last year’s winner of the Horse of the Year Show.

Rosie rides a 15-hand bay Irish sports horse called Kilkenny Kid and there were 30 qualifiers from all over the UK in her class.

Rosie, a sixth form student at Spalding High School, also rides for her school team and will be competing at Hickstead again this week when the National Schools show jumping championships take place.