The final day of the 2013 Royal International Horse Show in Hickstead, Great Britain, features the event’s most prestigious competition.
Horses and riders from around the globe will square off in the Longines King George V Cup for a shot at capturing the biggest honor in the country’s competitions.
Last year, 22-year-old Dutchman Hendrik-Jan Schuttert captured the title, sending the trophy to the Netherlands for the first time since the competition began in 1907, according to HorseandHound.co.uk.
Longines King George V Gold Cup
When: Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2:45 p.m. BST (9:45 ET)
Where: Hickstead, Sussex, Great Britain
2013 King George V Gold Cup Start Order
|1.||Magnus Romeo||Hans-Dieter Dreher||GER|
|3.||Tripple X III||Ben Maher||GBR|
|4.||Quiet Easy 4||Chloe Aston||GBR|
|7.||Loughnatousa W B||Michael Lonsdale||GRB|
|9.||Quismy Des Vaux H D C||Kevin Staut||FRA|
|10.||Crocant 3||Ferenc Szentirmai||UKR|
*For the rest of the start order, please visit Longinestiming.com.
Who to Watch For
Shane Breen, Ireland
He is now prepared to compete in Sunday’s finale aboard Cos I Can and will attempt to become a widely successful double winner at Hickstead. He will have a good idea of what he needs to do to win as he begins in the 41st position.
Ben Maher, Great Britain
He’ll be back aboard Tripple X for Sunday’s finale in hopes of capturing the prize for the first time. With a Dutchman winning last year, Maher appears to be a great candidate to bring the trophy back to Britain.