We asked his rider Hilton to tell us a bit more about his horse: Sir Galahad came to us at the age of 4 with a lot of spunk and a couple of bucks for good measure, having never been to a show. His personality is only dwarfed by his drive and determination, making schooling a challenge, which required a lot of time, patience, and wisdom (from my coaches) to settle into a mutual understanding on which our path this far has been built. Taking him on outrides you would never say he is a 3** event-er as he does his best to avoid water and spooks at anything that moves, including his own tail. How-ever, once he leaves the start box, the only thing he focuses on is the obstacle in front of him, which he takes without breaking a stride. Time has never been an issue as he is naturally fit and loves to stretch his legs.
The course at SA Champs (ICB) suited us well as the high altitude, length of track and gradient worked in our favour, with questions asked right up to the last fence. Without the help and wisdom of my coaches Murray Pote, Ronnie Lawrence and Jocelyn Con-stance, as well as the support and encouragement of friends, family and my team from the stables, this significant milestone in my career would not have been possible.