October 08, 2015 at 7:17 AM

Trevor_Breen_Addington1.jpgIrish star Trevor Breen reserved the best until last on day one at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham as he claimed a thrilling win in the prestigious Addington Manor Talent Seekers.

The class, which incorporates the seven-year-old championship, went to the wire and was ultimately decided by just 13 hundredths of a second.

The performance also maintained Breen's remarkable record in the class, given that he also won it in 2011 with Oldtown KC, and last year on Classic.

Nottinghamshire's Louise Saywell looked to have done enough on Dassler with a clear jump-off round in 32.57 seconds, but last-to-go Breen had other ideas.

Riding Serpico II, Breen, who is based at Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire, showcased his vast experience to pip Saywell at the post, clocking 32.44 for victory and a winner's purse of just over £1,500.

"I am over the moon," Breen said. "Serpico jumped fantastic for me, and I am thrilled.

"It is fantastic to have a class like this one where young horses can be in this kind of environment."

Sussex rider Nicole Pavitt completed the podium places in third with Hussah T.M, while John Whitaker finished fourth aboard Hold on Tight II.


Audio link to Trevor Breen winner of the Addington Manor Talent Seekers 7 Year Old Championship

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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