Despite losing his stirrup at the second jump, Martin had the only clear round during the second phase of the two-day competition.
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
The equine nutrition company is the new presenting partner of the Mad Barn Indoor Eventing Challenge and the Big Ben Challenge.
The quota for invitations in the hunter divisions has been raised slightly; the new Jr/Am 3’3” division continues to grow in popularity.
Johnstone had held the position since 2015, guiding the Fair through the Covid years to its 100th Anniversary in 2022.
The eventer rode to honour her former student who died in a tragic accident, and raise awareness of the fund that bears her name.
“She’s my heart horse for sure,” said Walter of her 12-year-old Canadian Sport Horse mare sired by Cabardino.
Defending champion Kristjan Good piloted Carano to victory; hunter derby action continues on Tuesday evening.
The decision was made to avoid conflicting events with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair's 100th anniversary celebrations.
News and notes about the 100th edition of The Royal, including the opening Gala and a search for your great stories from the past.
Info about the horse show prize list, daily performance and gala showcase tickets, competition schedules and a photo timeline of memories.