This year’s SEIB Arena Eventing Final (17-18 September) saw competitors head to Leicestershire to battle it out for the overall series prizes.

Arena Eventing is fast becoming a popular discipline in equestrian sport and this year’s championship at the Vale View Equestrian Centre in Leicestershire was a hotly contested renewal.

A range of classes were on offer for riders of all ability; with an intro, pre-novice, novice and intermediate section.

Nottinghamshire rider Stacie Charlton took the SEIB 80cm Pre-Novice class with the 22-year-old veteran Boultbess Applejack (Jack). Rescued by the Society for the Welfare of Horses and Ponies (SWHP), Jack has brought much success for his rider.

“He has been a super pony for me and I feel privileged to have him in my life. This year we have competed at Chatsworth Arena Eventing and qualified for the Pony Club Arena Eventing Final held at Blenheim,” said Stacie.

Lily Walker, from Melton Mowbray took the honours in the SEIB 90cm Novice class riding her striking grey gelding Ace Lightening. The pair looked in cruise control throughout in what was a competitive class.

Another Nottinghamshire rider achieved success, this time in the SEIB 1m Intermediate class which went the way of Millie Bowes-Hall and the coloured horse Choice.