Watch: Michael Pender Becomes Youngest Ever Hickstead Derby Winner

The Hickstead Derby is EASILY one of the most challenging showjumping classes offered in this day and age. Professionals have contested this massive course for the entire lengths of their careers, only to be shaken by the great bank or giant obstacles. But this past weekend Ireland’s Michael Pender became the youngest rider ever to claim the victory in this intimidating class. Despite being just 19 years old, Pender rose to the top of a challenging field with Hearton Du Bois Halleux. Watch his winning round below!


Michael Pender wins the Al Shira'aa Derby 2019

🥇🏆 3 horses in the jump-off and the youngest ever Derby winner rode to victory: Congratulations to Michael Pender & Hearton Du Bois Halleux on this amazing win!! 🏵😱👏 Catch the first round here. #Hickstead Al Shira'aa Stables ▶️ The Al Shira’aa Derby was thrilling right to the end – You can catch up on all the action at

Posted by The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead on Sunday, 23 June 2019

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