October 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Naylors_Equestrian_Accumulator_Nicole_Pavitt_-_Credit_E.S._Photography.JPGNicole Pavitt continued to make hay at Horse of the Year Show by claiming her second victory in four days at Birmingham's LG Arena.

The 26-year-old West Sussex rider won The Naylors Equestrian Accumulator and its £7,100 top prize - a class where combinations collect escalating points for each fence jumped, with a double-point joker fence to finish.

Nicole and Victor Blue posted a maximum score of 65 points, but they did it in the quickest time, clocking 49.50 seconds to nudge the equally in-form John Whitaker and Lord of Arabia into second spot, while Kerry Brennan and Wellington M finished third.

The top eight places were filled by British riders.

"It has been a phenomenal week so far," Nicole said. "It has taken a few classes to get my second win, but finally it has come.

"It felt like a good round, then when John was a bit slower it was a bit of a breather for me, but I knew there were really quick riders like David Simpson and Guy Williams to come. I was sweating!

"I have had Victor for about three years now, and he has always been a quick horse. For a speed class like this one, you would always pick him because he is so careful and he lands running.

"It has been an amazing week. I haven't finished outside the top four in the classes I have been in, so I can't complain. It has probably been the best HOYS I have had. I am over the moon."

On Wednesday, Nicole won the EquestrianClearance.com Senior Newcomers class for a second time at HOYS.

Audio link to interview to Nicole Pavitt winner of the Naylors Equestrian Accumulator



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