Alex receives his call up to the International Horse Show at Hickstead Thursday 23rd July.
Alex Hua Tian received an invitation to compete in the Eventers Grand Prix at the All Engand Showjumping Ground, Hickstead. The competition which started at 2.50pm was live on Sky Sports 3 and with a live commentary on Horse and Hound. See Nico Morgan's photos. Read Alex's blog.
Hickstead is world famous for showjumping, and the British Jumping Derby Meeting remains one of the highlights of the British Equestrian Calendar as it approaches its 50th year!
The Eventers Challenge is one of the only competitions where showjumpers and eventers compete together over a mixture of showjumps and cross-country fences.
This will be Alex's first time competing as a senior in the famed showjumping ground. He last competed there on his retired racehourse, Monkey, in the National Schools Championships in 2003.