SHOW jumping at the 150th Balmoral Show began on the Wednesday of the show with the young horses first into the arena to contest their championships.

Kicking off the national schedule was the Blue Frog Five-Year-Old Championships. In total, 20 combinations took on the Raymond Jess-designed course and with combinations well up to the task, the top six in the line-up delivered double clears. It was the penultimate combination in, Kerry Taggart and Ivira, who clocked the winning time of 41.17 seconds.