Guy Williams and Alfie Bradstock share the Puissance honours at HOYS
In a thrilling Puissance which went the full five rounds, Guy Williams and Alfie Bradstock jointly shared the top spot after clearing the imposing big red wall.
Three reached the final round with Joss Williams – competing in memory of Welsh teenager Bradley John, who tragically died last month – bowing out at this point with the 18-year-old Culmore Prospect to take third.
Both Guy on the Chacco Blue nine-year-old Mr Blue Sky UK and Alfie aboard the 11-year-old H D’Or (Catwalk Van De Helle/Caesar Van De Helle) cleared 2.16m (7ft 1in).
“Mr Blue Sky is a young horse who has never done a Puissance before,” said Guy. “You need two of you to go head-to-head in the arena to try and get a result, it’s great for the crowd and they were screaming and shouting.”
Alfie also revelled in the atmosphere.
"It is definitely the biggest crowd I have ever jumped in front of. The horse has got so much jump in him, I don't think there is much he couldn't clear. You could not have got a much bigger stage than that of the arena tonight, the audience were right there with me," he said.
Kimberly White reached the fourth round with Catapult before going out on four faults to take fourth.
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