October 11, 2015 at 12:09 AM

Billy_Twomey_Naylors_Equestrian_Accumulator_low_res.jpgThe competition takes an interesting format where points are gained for each fence cleared with a maximum number of 20 points to be gained by jumping the joker fence.

However points are also deducted for a rail down, including the costly joker fence, which carries 20 points.

The Accumulator was the first class of the sell out performance on Saturday night at Horse of the Year Show in the Andrews Bowen International Arena. With the crowd capacity of 9800 spectators and an electric atmosphere, the audience were thrilled with the exhilarating competition.

Twenty nine riders came forward to compete for what is the 3rd Longine Ranking points class of the show, so with every rider out to win the £7,260 first prize and the points on offer it was always going to be a hotly contested event.

Francois Mathy Junior had a quick round riding Falco Van Der Clehoeve in 45.73 seconds, but was beaten to the win by Billy Twomey riding the grey gelding Tin Tin

Twomey thrilled the audience with his quick and clever round with a time of 44.61 and 65 points.

“I am very lucky that I have a horse that’s very quick and has a very big stride so that combination gives you a good chance of winning a class like this” said Twomey.

Audio link to Billy Twomey winner of The Naylors Equestrian Accumulator

 

 

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Featuring the most prestigious National Showing and Show Jumping Championships, International Show Jumping classes, Virbac 3D Worming Mounted Games and Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Racing, HOYS 2015 is packed with excitement. The popular and exciting Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch Activity Ride will headline the displays and Team GB Vaulters will impress the audience with their awe-inspiring acrobatic routine.  Friday October 9th is the day of choice for dressage fans, with the Stephen Clarke Dressage Masterclass and the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship both timetabled. The 2015 Show will come to spectacular close during the Sunday Evening Gala Performance, which will include entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent sensations The HoneyBuns. Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2015 are now on sale. For show information, including the timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

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