SAM Watson may have only finished fourth on Eventing Ireland’s leading riders’ table for 2020 but his results during the season on Imperial Sky proved hugely influential.

The 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding was joint-leading horse on 164 points; his ISH sire, Puissance, topped his division; his ISH dam, Skies Of Blue, headed hers; while Co Kilkenny’s Carolyn Lanigan-O’Keefe was leading breeder thanks to the efforts of the eye-catching grey.