Riders Nicola Wilson and Ben Hobday have been declared this year’s HiHo Silver Best Dressed at Bramham.  It wasn’t just the horses under inspection at the first trot up on Wednesday 6 June as Rachel Lane Fox and HiHo’s ‘king of the road’ Andrew Ransford carefully considered every outfit of each rider.  Style, colour, an ability to accessorise and overall impression were all noted and it was Ben and Nicola who won overall.

Nicola looked stunning in a mint wool short jacket which neatly toned with a flash of matching green snakeskin on the heel of her boots while Ben looked pin sharp in a pale blue jacket with navy tie and his trademark mirrored sunglasses for a touch of mystery.

Andrew commented; “So we were looking for a touch of flair this year – Rachel was checking there were no flares!

“Nicola Wilson has worn her really cool and practical boots before but struggled to find anything to go with them. When she stood in front of the judges, she just looked effortlessly lovely sporting a really lovely necklace and a jacket that matched her boots perfectly.

“Ben was, as ever, well-dressed the only thing missing was a hanky in his top pocket. However, the sun glasses that he carries off so well and the fact that unlike most other men he had polished his shoes after walking through the dust to get to the trot up clinched it.”