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Can anything beat the feeling of riding down the centre line in the spotlight at Horse of the Year Show? Being crowned champion is one of the ultimate achievements, so it’s time to revel in these happy showjumpers’ success as we bring you 19 of our favourite winning moments…

1. Yes, I did it!

Rachel Proudley  riding PAINTED LADY IV owned by Paul Proudley, winner of the 128 cm Championship (Class 7) during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 8th October 2016

Rachel Proudley punches the air on Painted Lady IV having been crowned 128cm champions

2. ‘This one’s for Mum’

Cian O'Connor riding Super Sox, winners of Class 22 during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 9th October 2016

After one of the most exciting jump-offs seen at HOYS, Cian O’Connor and Super Sox are crowned leading show jumper of the year and the Irishman dedicates his win to his late mother

3. Best foot forward

Julien Epaillard riding CRISTALLO A LM, winner of Class 16 during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 7th October 2016

Frenchman Julien Epaillard and Cristallo A LM stride out in style after winning Friday’s NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes

4. One last time

Jodie Hall-mcateer  riding TIXYLIX owned by Sarah Mendoza, Winner of the Leading Pony Show Jumper of the Year during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 6th October 2016

Jodie Hall McAteer takes centre stage at HOYS for the final time on Tixylix after claiming the leading pony show jumper of the year title

5. Back down to earth

Holly Smith riding QUALITY OLD JOKER, winner of The Thistledown Puissance during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 8th October 2016

All eyes are on Holly Smith and Quality Old Joker after they cleared 7ft 3in to win the puissance

6. Synchronised celebrations

Emily Morris  riding ULTIMATUM II owned by Emily Morris winner of the Bronze League Championship and Rachel Walker  riding BO GI owned by Rachel Walker winner of the Silver League Championshipduring HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 5th October 2016

Bronze and silver league winners, Emily Morris (Ultimatum II) and Rachel Walker (Bo Gi) ride out in perfect harmony

7. Slightly more sedate

Shane Breen riding Accoustik Solo Du Baloubet, winners of Class 21 during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 9th October 2016

After being crowned speed horse of the year, Accoustik Solo Du Baloubet settles for a slightly more sedate pace with Ireland’s Shane Breen on their victory lap

8. Ears pricked

Louise Saywell riding FEIGTLING, winners of Class 20 during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 9th October 2016

Feigtling takes his turn to reward Louise Saywell in the international arena

9. Victory salute

Joe Whitaker riding LAVARNO, winner of the ReadySupp Cup (Class 12) during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 6th October 2016

Joe Whitaker and the mare Lavarno enjoy every moment as they take the international curtain opener on Thursday

10. Big pats

Nicole Lockhead Anderson  riding SHAPPEN PILGRIM owned by Claire Lockhead, winner of the 138 cm Championship (Class 8) during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 8th October 2016

The new 138cm champion Shappen Pilgrim receives oodles of praise from proud jockey Nicole Lockhead Anderson

11. In full flight

Lottie Tutt  riding MARKET ANGEL owned by Derek Ricketts winner of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 5th October 2016

Lottie Tutt and Derek Ricketts’ home-bred Market Angel celebrate in style after taking the pony newcomers title

12. Purple patch

Guy Williams riding CASPER DE MUZE, Winner of Class 14 during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 7th October 2016

Guy Williams enjoys a winning double at HOYS — here on his speed class victor Caspar De Muze, who looks to be enjoying his moment in the spotlight

13. All smiles

Louise Simpson  riding HELLO VIVENDI owned by Caroline Breen, winner of the Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 9th October 2016

Louise Simpson and Caroline Breen’s Hello Vivendi enjoy their victory parade as grade C champions

14. International victory

Louise Saywell riding PEITER VI, winner of Class 17 during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 8th October 2016

It doesn’t get much better than international glory for Louise Saywell and borrowed rider Peiter VI on Saturday

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15. White lightening

Guy Williams riding DEPARDIEU VAN T KIEZELHOF, Winner of Class 15 during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 7th October 2016

The tactical five fence challenge goes to Guy Williams and Depardieu Van’t Kiezelhof

16. Hat’s off

Karel Cox  riding CATEN VAN HET HOBOS, winner of the Grandstand Welcome Stakes (Class 13) during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 6th October 2016

The Welcome Stakes on day one of the international showjumping classes goes to Belgium’s Karel Cox with Cayen Van Het Hobos

17. Thundering home

Joseph Clayton  riding LEXI III owned by Michael Whitaker winner of Senior Newcomers Championship during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 5th October 2016

Joe Clayton and Lexie III cruise in to top gear as newcomers champions

18. Wearing the sash with pride

Laura Pritchard  riding HORSE VICTORY"S FAYOT owned by Tracy Pritchard, winner of the Senior Foxhunter Championship during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 6th October 2016

Foxhunter champions Laura Pritchard and Horse Victorys Fayot return to Wales with the coveted sash

19. Ready, set, go!

Robert Murphy  riding UNCANNY owned by Kellie Hounslow, winner of the Pony Foxhunter Championship (Class 9) during HOYS in the NEC in Warwickshire in the UK on 8th October 2016

Robert Murphy, no stranger to the victory lap, selects top gear to make his exit on pony Foxhunter champion Uncanny