AS the reigning title holder, Derg Masterpiece, is now too old for the small event horse championship at the RDS, she will not be among those at Scarteen next Wednesday bidding to qualify for Dublin where she was second in 2016 and unplaced on her first visit in 2015.

And, as Owen and Aideen Kirby’s home-bred eight-year-old Lancelot mare now has over 160 Showjumping Ireland points, she cannot contest the working hunter section at the show where last August she and Aideen topped the line-up at the end of the lightweight class for seven to 10-year-olds.