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“I’VE never been so ner­vous about any­thing in my life,” con­fessed Robert Walker as he watched son Sam, 13, post his first HOYS win, scor­ing with the 133cm show hunter pony Mill­wood Kaiser Chief [pic­tured, right, win­ning at NCPA Der­byshire Festival in the spring].

“When they were call­ing the num­bers out I couldn’t stand still, I was shak­ing and felt sick,” he con­fessed. “The pony has had five wins this sea­son and would be on form, but this is HOYS and any­thing can hap­pen. I wanted it so much for Sam be­cause he’s worked like a Tro­jan help­ing us this week — he even rode some of the hunters in for me — and was ex­hausted last night. Yet he got up this morn­ing bounc­ing.”

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