Guy Williams and Michael Whitaker win for Britain at Bordeaux

  • Guy Williams and Michael Whitaker (pictured) both scored victories for Great Britain at the Bordeaux CSI***** International Show in France (4-6 February).

    Michael Whitaker won the €25,000 (£21,179) Prix Equidia on Hailey Adam’s 12-year-old chestnut gelding Simon II. He jumped clear in a time of 54.32sec to relegate French rider Simon Delestre into second place.

    Canterbury-based rider Guy Williams took the first class of the show riding Orage. He won the €6,000 (£5,083) two-phase by half a second from the Brazilian Alvaro de Miranda.

    He also took second with his own Titus II on Saturday in the 1.45m Priz France Bleu.

    Speaking after his victory on Orage, Guy Williams said: “She has only been here a week and it is my first real show with her. I thought I would see what I had and she jumped really well.

    “The course was not too tough with an easy enough first phase. It was just a nice warm-up class really. Anyway, someone had to win and I am glad it was me.”

    Ireland’s Billy Twomey finished fourth in Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Je T’Aime Flamenco. This moved him into third in the Rolex World Cup rankings.

    Full results

    Full report in next week’s Horse & Hound (out 17 February).

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