Guy Williams and Mr. Blue Sky celebrate third consecutive Puissance win at LIHS

Guy Williams riding Mr Blue Sky UK, winners of The LeMieux Puissance at London International Horse Show @LondonInternationalHorseShow/Peter Nixon
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Superstar Puissance duo Guy Williams and Mr. Blue Sky continued form in the London International Horse Show Puissance, after topping the leaderboard for the third year in a row.

The LeMieux Puissance proved an exhilarating finale to the end of the third day of the London International Horse Show 2023 Show.

In total, 13 combinations contested the class with proven Puissance specialists including last year’s joint winners Guy Williams and Joseph Trunkfield in the line-up. The duo were also joined by first-timers such as 5* Eventer Gemma Stevens.

The famous red wall was eventually raised to the remarkable height of 2.18m. Three riders, Guy Williams, Mark Edwards and Commandant Geoff Curran, entered the spectacular International Arena in this, the fifth and final round of the competition.

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It was only Great Britain’s Guy Williams and Mr. Blue Sky, who managed to clear the wall.The combination made it a recording breaking performance to claim three wins in a row at the venue, with five wins in total. 

Williams said: “He is very good at this – he gets better as the rounds go on. If you ride him forward in the final round, I think he could jump anything you put in front of him. He has amazing scope and is careful – he is a really good jumper.

“The owners have had him since he was four-years-old and they are here tonight so it is great for them. I have been preparing him for this week – we came here to win and we did just that.”

Away from the competition, Rebecca Hewit, Liz Geldard, Liz Brown and Caroline Griffith were awarded BEF Medals of Honour.  

To find out how to watch this year’s London International Horse Show click here.

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Feature image: Guy Williams riding Mr Blue Sky UK, winners of The LeMieux Puissance at London International Horse Show @LondonInternationalHorseShow/Peter Nixon

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