Although the competition plans of the Traxdata Show Jumping and Showing Teams have both been frustrated by the outbreak of Foot and Mouth, the Traxdata Showing Team has got their season off to a good, if belated, start by winning at Patchetts.

Patchetts Equestrian Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire staged the first Royal International Horse Show showing qualifiers on Tuesday since the start of the foot and mouth outbreak.Young Charlotte Edwards (aged 7) took 1st place in the RIHS lead rein pony of show hunter type and becomes the first ever qualifier for the new lead rein pony championship at The Traxdata Royal International horse Show.

Charlotte rode Millay Margarita, produced by Julie Templeton on behalf of the Traxdata Showing Team.

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Updated: October 2005.