WILTSHIRE rider Kitty King galloped to victory riding Cristal Fontaine in the international class at the Nunney International Horse Trials at the weekend.

Cristal Fontaine posted a dressage score of 24.7, bettered only by Marcelo Tosi on Starbucks with 24.1, with a double clear securing the win for King, who is based near Chippenham.

It was the second time King has won the class at Nunney, having scored on Ceylor LAN in 2014.

“I love coming to Nunney and have always had good results here,” said King.

“Cristal Fontaine is a very consistent horse, but he’s only seven, so we are concentrating on the three star classes to get the mileage into him.

“He’s a really good jumper and he moves well. He gave me a very good ride, and although the time was quite difficult, he was so rideable and he doesn’t taking much setting up before a jump.”

Nearly 100 horse and riders started the class, with Italian amateur Paolo Belvederesi finishing second on Cream Of The Crop. Tom Rowlands was third on Very Good Tempo.

Organiser Bridget Parker was delighted with the competition saying: “It was a fantastic three days.

“We were very lucky with the weather and the rain we had gave us perfect going. The courses all rode very well.

“They were bold and asked plenty of questions, but we had no problems at all and the feedback has been wonderful.”