From: October Horse News 2014
Epaillard Wins HOYS Leading Show Jumper Of The Year
Frenchman Julien Epaillard has won this year's prestigious Leading Show Jumper Of The Year award at Horse Of The Year Show just ahead of John Whitaker.
Julien was riding the very talented Holsteiner gelding Cristallo A LM who performed a brilliant double clear to clinch the title. John Whitaker was riding the powerful stallion Argento but an unfortunate pole down in the jump off left the popular pair having to settle for second.
In third place was Egyptian rider Abdel Said riding the bay mare Dakota just ahead of British rider Daniel Neilson riding the KWPN chestnut gelding Varo M.
Other highlights at the Horse Of The Year Show include the Supreme Pony Of The Year Championship which was won this year by the striking bay Barkway Moonfairy ridden by Taliah Aristidou for Elizabeth Aristidou.
The Supreme Horse Of The Year Championship this year went to Broadshard Simplicity who was ridden by Jayne Ross and the very popular Vinopolis Speed Horse Of The Year title went to Ireland's Billy Twomey riding the talented Irish Sports Horse stallion Ardcolum Duke who finished a touch ahead of Britain's John Whitaker riding Lord Of Arabia.
Results Of The HOYS Leading Show Jumper Of The Year 2014
Results Of The Vinopolis Speed Horse Of The Year 2014