Despite his rough past, Roy took to his new life and training incredibly, and within only years of being adopted, he had already qualified for multiple prestigious horse shows. This year, Roy entered the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where the Queen of England was in attendance, and won his showing class as well as the title of Mini Champion.
“Royal Windsor is one of the big equine competitions that a lot of horse owners aspire to compete at and to win is an incredible achievement,” Cathy Hyde, chief inspector and head of the equine team with the RSPCA, said in a press release. “I helped care for Roy when we rescued him so to watch his transformation back then was incredible, but to see him flourish in his new home now is wonderful. It’s a true rags to riches tale.”