October 09, 2015 at 9:04 PM

Emma_Augier_de_Moussac_-_Alan_Jones_Memorial_Trophy_low_res.jpgCzech Republic rider Emma Augier de Moussac continued the successful international flavour at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham when she won Friday's opener.

After international class victories on Thursday for Sweden's Angelie von Essen and Frenchman Julien Epaillard, De Moussac led the way in the Alan Jones Memorial Trophy.

Riding the grey stallion Wembley, De Moussac, who was born in France and has a French father and Czech mother, clocked 54.16 seconds to win the one-round speed class and land a first prize of £1,320.

British challenger Nicole Pavitt finished just 62 hundredths of a behind with Areeb O.I, while Sweden's Jonna Ekberg was third on Freestyler.

It was a memorable way for De Moussac to mark her Horse of the Year Show debut, and she said: "I am delighted.

"I used to ride this horse before, but then I exchanged with my sister, and I got the ride back last week after seven months not riding him.

"Coming here, the plan was to win some classes, and it is a very nice feeling to have done that. The crowd is wonderful, and I really enjoyed it."

The Alan Jones memorial Trophy is awarded in memory of Alan Jones, a well respected FEI Show Jumping judge and President of the appeals committee at HOYS for 16 years who sadly passed away this year.
 
Audio link to Emma Augier de Moussac winner of the Alan Jones Memorial Trophy

Photo credit: E.S. Photography

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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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