April 10, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Hoys_RGB_new_logo.jpgBreathtaking feats of gymnastics, exciting somersaults and awe-inspiring acrobatics are all elements that feature in the first confirmed Horse of the Year Show display for 2015, Team GB Vaulters.

The talented Team GB Vaulters are leaping back into the spotlight following the success and popularity of their performance at last year’s Show. This year they will further get to showcase their talent and flair with 7 confirmed performances over the duration of the Show.

The team consists of 7 athletes who will flip, tumble, handstand and pas de deux on horseback at Birmingham’s NEC, in front of thousands of enthralled audience members.

One of the teams’ star performers is Britain’s most successful vaulter, Joanne Eccles. Joanne recently announced her impending retirement from elite competition after unparalleled success in the vaulting arena. Joanne was 2014 World Champion last September in Normandy, France.

Joanne and her sister Hannah, who is also a member of Team GB Vaulters, have dominated the vaulting world including wins at National, European and World Championship competitions. The pair won Bronze at the World Equestrian Games in 2014 with their spectacular pas de deux performance.

HOYS represents one of the last opportunities for fans to watch the famous Eccles sisters in action, together on an international platform before Joanne retires.

Joanne Eccles says: "We are delighted to be able to present our sport once again at HOYS. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to show the sport as the spectacle that it is, out to the wider equestrian audience. The HOYS arena really adds to our performance, with the lighting, atmosphere and audience bringing together what should be a fun and exciting display of our sport. The horses coped absolutely brilliantly last year - showing just what it takes to be a top class vaulting horse, they also enjoy the excitement of the audience.

HOYS comes at the end of the season for us, and it is a great chance for our Vaulters to perform their moves once again, individually, in pairs and as a team contributing to what will be an adrenaline filled and exciting snapshot of what we can do. "

Helena Pettit, managing director at Grandstand Media Ltd said: “We are thrilled to welcome back Team GB Vaulters to HOYS. Last year the team did a spectacular job at short notice and we are excited to see the full range of their talents at this year’s Show.”

Team GB Vaulters will be performing at various intervals throughout HOYS 2015 including two performances on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for HOYS 2015 are now on sale. For show information, including the show timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

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For more information on Horse of the Year Show 2015, or to request a selection of copyright free images, please contact:

Horse of the Year Show Press Office
Grandstand Media Ltd
Tel: 02477 712110
Email: press@hoys.co.uk

 



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