October 09, 2015 at 11:49 PM

Julien_Epaillard_Grandstand_Trophy_low_res.jpgFrench rider Julien Epaillard won his second international class in just 24 hours after delivering another sparkling display at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Friday

Last year's leading showjumper grand prix winner has certainly made his presence felt, taking his winnings to almost £15,000 with two days of the show still remaining.

He did it the hard way, landing the Grandstand Trophy and £7,260 from last-to-go in the jump-off, but it did not apppear to faze him one bit.

Sweden's Angelie von Essen, who was also chasing her second major victory of the week aboard West Falica,  clocked 22.04 seconds to leave Epaillard and Christallo A LM facing a tall order, but they posted a time of 21.43 to secure a dramatic triumph.

Epaillard said: "My horse jumped very nicely.

"I tried to make my first round as fast as possible so I could go last in the jump-off, and I felt it all went very well.

 "It has been a good start to the show. Not every day is the same in this sport, but we try to do our best."

 Belgium's Francois Jr Mathy was third on Polinska Des Isles, with Ireland's Breen brothers - Trevor and Shane - fourth and fifth, respectively, aboard Classic and Undicci.

Audio link to Julien Epaillard winner of the Grandstand Trophy

Photo credit: E.S. Photography



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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