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Grand National winner to judge Royal Welsh Supreme Horse Championship

THE 2022 Grand National winner, Sam Waley-Cohen, will judge the Supreme Horse Championship at next week’s Royal Welsh Show.

Now in its 102nd year, the show attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the heart of Mid Wales to celebrate the very best of Welsh and British agriculture from July 24-27.

Equine competitions form a huge part of the event, with exhibitors travelling from across the globe to compete in the Royal Welsh judging rings.

The Supreme Horse Championship is the pinnacle of the show, where the champions and reserve champions from in hand, ridden and driven classes go head-to-head in this final competition, held on the last day.

Sam was the first amateur jockey to win the Grand National in 32 years, triumphing with 50-1 chance, Noble Yeats, having announced his retirement a week prior to the race.

He is no stranger to the Grand National course, having ridden 41 races at Aintree and won seven. He was also second in the Grand National when he was also nominated for the Spears Young Entrepreneur award. 

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Looking forward to his visit to Builth Wells, he said: “It’s a great privilege to be a part of the Royal Welsh Show, especially to be judging such an important competition as the Supreme Horse Championship.

“I am excited to come along to the show and to see so many amazing horses in the ring.”

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