So thanks to our army of fans Ivar Gooden aka Sir Charles has made it into the top 12 of EquiRatings Horse of The Year nominations!!
He's up against 4* winners, championship horses and some of our equestrian heroes! He's the underdog in the competition, but surely everyone loves an underdog?
2017 has been Charles' year...
- 100% clear show jumping rate
- 100% international clear cross country rate
- 100% double clear at 4*
- First call up to Team GBR - leading the team to Silver in the French leg of the Nations Cup
- Finished the season ranked 19th in the British Eventing top horse standings
- Helped Imogen to a career high of being ranked 88th in the world
- Winner of the Belton U25 Advanced
- Winner of the Highest Placed U25 at Badminton
- Finished 21st at Badminton 2017 (one of the highest leaderboard climbers)
- Finished 14the Burghley 2017
- Biggest jump up the leaderboard at Burghley 2017, coming up from 51st after dressage
- 1 of only 2 horses to jump a double clear at both Badminton and Burghley
- Joint youngest in the list at only 10 years old
- The only 10 year old in the list to jump a 4*, let alone 2 double clear's at the level, making him the youngest 4* horse in the list!
Please do let behind #SirCharles when the voting opens