Guy William’s Titus sold: Britain loses another top horse

  • A third elite British showjumping horse will not be available for Team GB at the London Olympic Games.

    Guy Williams’s Titus has been sold for Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander to ride.

    Guy told H&H he’s “obviously disappointed” but that “he has to run a business”.

    Guy has had the 12-year-old gelding for just over a year and the pair competed at the European Championships in Madrid in September.

    British showjumping team manager Rob Hoekstra added: “It’s disappointing but understandable to lose horses in this way. Guy has enjoyed a run of excellent form recently with a number of horses. Do not write Guy, the master of the Masters, off from Greenwich yet.”

    Earlier this week it was confirmed that Bruce Menzies’ Sultan V was to be competed under the Saudi Arabian banner in 2012, and last week it was revealed that Robert Smith’s Talan had been sold to Saudi Arabia.

    For more see next week’s issue of H&H (12 January).

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