Guy Williams wins grand prix in Bordeaux

Guy Williams has won the Land Rover grand prix at the CSI5* in Bordeaux.

The British rider won the 1.60m grand prix with Caroline Philips’ Zaire at the weekend (7-9 February).

The pair had already taken the 1.45m speed class the day before.

Guy and the 10-year-old Zaire finished ahead of French rider Penelope Leprevost and Nice Stephanie.

“Zaire had a good week, he’s a horse that stays calm and won because he’s self assured,” said Guy.

“He is extremely respectful and when he jumps well in a smaller competition like the one he won yesterday (the speed class). He gains confidence and performs better in a bigger class like today.

“When I saw all those fast clear rounds in the jump-off, I told myself that it was not going to be easy. To win a grand prix in Bordeaux, you need a certain amount of luck, which I had today.”

For more don’t miss Brits Abroad, in the next issue of H&H — out on Thursday 13 February.

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