Leading the parade for the 2015 Grand Challenge was Gold Flame who won the big race in 2002 and 2004. The son of Goldkeeper (USA) also won the Independence Trophy and the Castle Tankard in 2002. His 10 career victories included the Zimbabwe Guineas when he was a three-year-old back in 1999.
Since then Gold Flame has made a name for himself in show jumping circles and he is stabled at Borrowdale Park. Becky Chant, the proud owner, rode him in the OK parade…she is my daughter-in-law so be careful what you say.