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Amy hopes she has a future star on her hands

Amy Drummond is hoping the horse that she co-owns will go right to the very top of the eventing world.

GOING CLEAR: DHI Purple Rain. Picture: Peter Nixon
GOING CLEAR: DHI Purple Rain. Picture: Peter Nixon

Ridden by professional Francis Whittington, DHI Purple Rain led from start to finish to clinch victory in impressive fashion in the Dodson & Horrell British Novice Championship, hosted at Gatcombe Park, last weekend.

It was the biggest win of the young horse’s career and Drummond – daughter of former Newmarket Mayor Cllr Andy Drummond – believes she could have a future star on her hands.

“He is a lovely horse, but he is quite young so we did not go to Gatcombe with any expectation that he would win,” said Drummond, who has an equal share in the horse along with her mother Belinda Drummond, grandmother Beryl Chaplin and friend Ro Audley.

“We have been waiting for it all to come together and it did at the weekend.

“He is definitely one for the future and we will take every season as it comes right now.

“You never know how a horse is going to progress, but we would love him to become a three or four-star horse and compete at Burghley.”

Kennett-based Drummond also competed in the same event, finishing 31st on her horse Lakeshore.

“Getting there was a massive achievement and I was honoured to compete,” she added.

“I was a bit disappointed with the result, but it was a great overall experience.”

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