EMILY Dewey finished first atop of her steed Isoblesse to finish first in a qualifying event for the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show.

Dewey, from Shaftesbury finished ahead of 52 other combinations at the event at the Royal Bath and West Show, and crossed the line in 43.65 seconds, 0.27 seconds faster than second-placed Ben Raistrick and Daniel Wright’s seven-year-old Dutch bred gelding, Heaven Can Wait E who posted a time of 43.92 seconds.

Course designer Andrew Palmer’s 12-fence track whittled the initial starters down to 16 for the jump-off, with five of those combinations producing a double clear all eyes turned to the clock to unveil who had been victorious.

Dewey from Shaftesbury, produced the quickest round of the competition aboard her own Isoblesse, an 11 year-old Belgian bred mare whom Emily has produced from British Novice in two years.

She said: “I am ridiculously excited about qualifying for HOYS.

“It is a childhood dream come true. None of this would be possible without my incredibly generous and amazing sponsor Ellis and co.”

Third place and the final qualifying ticket went to Oliver Fletcher and Graham Fletcher’s Webbswood True Blue, a seven-year-old Dutch-bred gelding as they finished in 45.84 seconds.

Results: 1 Emily Dewey & Isoblesse, 0/0, 43.65 seconds, 2 Benjamin Raistrick & Heaven Can Wait E 43.92 seconds, 3 Oliver Fletcher & Webbswood True Blue, 0/0, 45.84 seconds.