Nick Skelton is honoured at British Showjumping's annual awards ball


Rio Olympic 2016 Individual gold medallists Nick Skelton and the amazing Big Star were deservedly honoured at British Showjumping's awards ball.

Nick picked up the British Showjumping award for his fantastic achievement in Rio which has boosted showjumping and Britain to worldwide headlines.

Big Star and owners Gary and Beverley Widdowson were also awarded with the Horse and Owner of the Year trophy.

And it wasn't over for Big Star's connections in the awards stakes. Team Skelton picked up another award - Big Star's groom Mark Beever stepped up to take the Top Level Team Grooms award.

Jack Whitaker was also recognised for taking the pony European Individual gold medal with Elando Van De Roshoeve and received the Leading Pony Rider of the Year.

Also picking up awards:

Leading Children on Horses of the Year Sienna Charles

Leading Junior Rider of the Year Harry Charles

Leading Young Rider of the Year Tim Wilks

UKCC Coach of the Year Corinne Bracken

British Breeders Award John Roberts for Jessica Mendoza's Tornado sired Spirit T

International Stairway League Winner Helen Tredwell on Larksong

National Champion Robert Smith

Photos courtesy British Showjumping

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