Performance of the Week: Michael Pender

Michael Pender of Ireland makes history as the youngest winner of the Hickstead Derby at 19-years-old.

The Hickstead Derby is a nail-biting class with massive, intimidating obstacles and one BIG bank. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that only the best of the best gather each year to give this course a shot.

For the 2019 Derby, only three riders were clear for the the jump-off and the Derby saw the rise of its youngest ever winner, 19-year-old Michael Pender of Ireland. Below is his jump-off performance:

Pender and his 12-year-old gelding, Hearton Du Bois Halleeux, were the only team to produce a double clear round of the competition, allowing them to come out on top after a three-way jump-off.

Go riding!

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