Team Walker Season Off to a Flying Start

Northern Pride Novice Hunter Champion at North of England Show ridden and produced by Robert Walker smallerCheshire-based showman Robert Walker is well known for finding and producing future stars and the 2018 season looks set to be as busy as ever.

The TopSpec-sponsored rider has five, four-year-old and five, five-year-old hunters to show as well as his well established stars, the Heavyweight, Patrick’s Choice and last year’s HOYS Hunter Champion, Viewpoint.

The season has already got off to a flying start with the Jill Day-owned chestnut, Patrick’s Choice taking the Hunter Championship at Sport Horse North West, while the five-year-old and former Dublin In Hand Champion, Emperor’s Touch won the Lightweight class at his first show.

Paul Mortimer’s Novice Cob, Freddie Kruger was also triumphant in his section to add to the team’s winning ways.

At the Northern Spring Show, Bold Heath, Robert once again took the Hunter Championship, this time on the Lightweight, Pride of Place, for the third year running.

Monbeg Sods Law, captured the Middleweight division before taking the Reserve Champion place.

Said Robert: “Our major aim for the spring is Royal Windsor so the last few weeks we have focused on getting the horses out to shows to see how they settle and where they are at with their training and confidence.

“I am very fortunate to have a great team of youngsters this season, especially with the hunters and across all weight divisions as well as Small Hunter classes.

“Monbeg Sods Law has a lot of presence and fingers crossed he continues to improve throughout the season as there is no doubt he is topclass.

“I also have a Novice Heavyweight Cob, George Stubbs for Camilla Neame and a Large Riding Horse, Ballyshan Contender so there are plenty of rides to keep everyone busy and on their toes.”