Trevor Breen has won the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Pyecombe Horse Show in Sussex.
Forty-three combinations went forward with the hopes of producing a treble clear to claim one of two direct qualifying tickets up for grabs for the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show in October.
Rafael Suarez’s course proved challenging as faults occurred all over but eleven combinations managed to conquer the first two rounds and keep their qualifying hopes alive.
Trevor Breen from Albourne, West Sussex piloted Jenny Bingham’s Donvier, a seven-year-old British bred gelding by Don VHP Z, to victory from the offset by setting a lightning fast time of 36.56 seconds, 3.82 seconds quicker than his nearest opponent William Funnell.
William steered Billy Take That, a 7 year-old by Billy Mexico bred by the Billy Stud, into the runners up spot crossing the finish line in 40.38 seconds, just pipping wife Pippa and Billy Picador by 0.12 seconds.
The top two combinations secured their place in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show and the top five took home the chance to compete in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Pyecombe Horse Show Results
Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round
1st Trevor Breen & Donvier – 0/0/0 – 36.56 seconds
2nd William Funnell & Billy Take That – 0/0/0 – 40.38 seconds
3rd Philippa Funnell & Billy Picador – 0/0/0 – 40.50 seconds
4th Holly Brougham & Chacco Time – 0/0/0 – 42.27 seconds
5th Keith Doyle & Hoxynula – 0/0/0 – 42.54 seconds
Image: Trevor Breen and Donvier competing in the Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Pyecombe Horse Show on Tuesday 9th July [CREDIT: Spidge Photography]
The Horse of the Year Show 2019 will take place from October 2 – 6 at Birmingham’s NEC. The British Showjumping National Championships 2019 will take place during the 6th – 11th August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.