October 10, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Michael_Whitaker_-_Irish_Horse_Gateway_low_res.jpgThe Whitaker brothers dominated the first International Show Jumping class of the day at Horse of the Year Show.

Michael Whitaker took the win from brother John Whitaker in spectacular fashion in the International Showjumping sponsored by Irish Horse Gateway.

The atmosphere in the Andrews Bowen International Arena was electric in the jump off as less than one second separated the final scores.

Michael won the class riding his grey mare Elie Van De Kolmen in a time of 35.04 seconds just ahead of John's 35.72 seconds.

This trip to HOYS has been particularly special for Michael as it is his first time back to HOYS in over 5 years.

The win comes the day after Michael was part of a three-way tie in the Zinc Management Five Fence Challenge.

“The crowd there today is fantastic, looks pretty much sold out to me. The people are very enthusiastic”said Michael.

Audio link to Nicole Lockhead Anderson winner of the 138cm 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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