Moody joins dressage riders at HOYS
Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce that Becky Moody will join the exciting line up of top British riders due to compete in the inaugural Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship on Wednesday 9 October at Birmingham’s NEC. The competition will provide the perfect opportunity for the riders to show that their up-and-coming grand prix horses have what it takes to join the world’s dressage elite.
Becky enjoyed a very successful dressage career as a young rider, competing at four U21 European Championships. She also has a number of national championship titles under her belt. Most recently, Becky was placed third in the Intermediate I Freestyle to Music test at the Espayo National Dressage Championships; the same test that each combination will perform in the Andrews Bowen International Arena at HOYS.
The Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship will mark the exciting recurrence of competitive dressage at HOYS. And with three world-renowned judges, 9,500 spectators and inspiring canter pirouettes and flying changes set to empowering music, what a return it will be.
All seven horses will be working between advanced Medium and intermediate I level, and aged between seven and 10. Becky will ride Josie Gyllensward’s eight-year-old chestnut gelding Don Angelo. She will compete alongside Sarah Millis, Emile Faurie, Michael Eilberg, Spencer Wilton, Dan Greenwood and Alice Oppenheimer.
Charlotte Dujardin will no longer be competing, due to a last-minute sale of the horse she was intending to ride. The World number one and multiple gold medallist will, however, still attend HOYS on Wednesday 9th October to receive a special award during the presentation of the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship Awards.