Barbers Shop, owned by HM The Queen, wins at Hickstead

Barbers Shop and Katie Jerram Photo courtesy Lotte Simons Photography

Barbers Shop and Katie Jerram
Photo courtesy Lotte Simons Photography

Barbers Shop, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, won the final of the Tattersalls and Retraining of Racehorses Thoroughbred Show Horse Championship today at Hickstead.

It was another success for Her Majesty, whose horse Estimate won the Gold Cup earlier in the week at Royal Ascot.

Barbers Shop was formerly trained by Nicky Henderson and won £143,000 during his racing career, with a total of eight wins. The 11-year-old gelding raced for the final time at the Cheltenham Festival in 2012, and has since been switched to the show ring under leading producer and rider Katie Jerram.

“I’m honoured to have been asked to retrain him as a show horse,” said Katie. “He’s only been out of racing for less than a year and he’s now won five out of five classes.”

Katie, who is based at Great Dunmow in Essex, has seven of HM The Queen’s horses in her care at her yard, plus some of the top horses and owners in the country.

Although primarily a showing yard she has knowledge in many equestrian disciplines. All shapes, sizes and abilities catered for and  she attends most of the County Shows throughout the country.

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