MARK Edwards, a showjumper from the Vale of Glamorgan, took a clean sweep of wins at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh last week (20-23rd June).

Thirty-year-old Mark and his homebred horses, the trio of father and two sons; 13 year old Tinkers Tale, Montreux’s Tale and Flying Tinker made the eight hour journey to Edinburgh with hopes of placings amongst strong fields of up to 60 horse and rider partnerships.

Eight-year-old Flying Tinker made a promising start at the show on the first day by gaining a 5th in the 1m 30 class but his father Tinker’s Tale showed him the way by winning the Fiona Gillespie Memorial A&B stakes in the afternoon.

However, it was nine-year-old Montreux’s Tale who became the star of the show winning the International Stairway on the Friday and the £7,500 Spire Murrayfield Hospital Grand Prix on the Saturday with his father Tinker’s Tale close behind in second.

Mark said: “The three horses have been performing well recently so it was worth traveling all the way to Edinburgh to have a go but to win the top class each day has been spectacular I wouldn’t have dreamt it. Tinker’s Tale has been a horse of a lifetime, not only to be winning at national level but also to provide me with his two sons who are winning and coming up behind him, I have a lot to thank him for.

"We have had so many well wishes from friends and supporters over the last week, I would like to say a huge thanks to them all.”

The journey doesn’t end there for Mark and his trio of horses, he travels from Edinburgh to the Royal Norfolk Show which takes place until 28th June.

To follow Mark and his horses go to Facebook or Instagram and search for Mark Edwards Showjumping.