Breen and Slater make it a dou­ble cel­e­bra­tion

Bucks pair both land Horse of the Year Show vic­to­ries

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

THERE was a dou­ble tri­umph for Bucks at the 2014 Horse of the Year Show in Birm­ing­ham over the week­end.

Bea­cons­field’s Trevor Breen landed the Grand­stand Trophy at the LG Arena, while Emma Jo Slater, from Great Mis­senden, took the Speedi-Beet Grade C Cham­pi­onship.

Ir­ish­man Breen hit the heights once again as his one-eyed steed, Ad­ven­ture De Kan­nan, added to the Hick­stead Derby and Queen El­iz­a­beth II Cup the duo have al­ready bagged this year.

Eleven horses made the jump-off, with rid­ers al­lowed to plot their own route over six des­ig­nated fences, and Breen de­liv­ered a stun­ning per­for­mance with a time of 21.79secs.

Ad­ven­ture De Kan­nan had an eye re­moved last year be­cause of a de­gen­er­a­tive con­di­tion, but it has not re­motely af­fected his per­for­mance lev­els.

“This year has been phe­nom­e­nal,” said Breen. “The derby was some­thing I had ear­marked for a few years, so to fi­nally tick that box was re­ally sat­is­fy­ing.

“What makes this win so spe­cial is that Addy goes back to Karen Swann (his owner) for his win­ter break after this show, so I re­ally wanted to fin­ish on a high, and to do that at the Horse of the Year

Pho­tos con­trib­uted


(Above) Trevor Breen; (be­low) Emma Jo Slater

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