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Santiago Nunez Riva and Guy Williams with wins in Vichy

Sunday, 12 July 2015
CSI3* Vichy 2015

Guy Williams and Casper de Muze en route to victory in Vichy. Photo (c) Pixizone PR Agency.
Guy Williams and Casper de Muze en route to victory in Vichy. Photo (c) Pixizone PR Agency/AB Pictures.

British rider Guy Williams showed off with an incredible performance to win Saturday's Grand Prix qualifier at the CSI3* event in Vichy riding Casper de Muze (Triomphe de Muze x Corsaire de Vauban). As first to enter the ring, Williams produced a fantastic fast clear and fast round - keeping his lead until the end. An incredible day for Guy, who also celebrated its 44th birthday with his family. Second and third went to two Irish riders; Thomas Ryan and Capt. Michael Kelly.

"Casper wins a lot," reflected Guy afterwards delighted with his horse. "We won the Hickstead Speed Derby and twelve other classes this season."

On Friday, it was a Spanish victory in the Grand Prix qualifier - with Santiago Nunez Riva ending on top riding Vidar (Concorde x Epilot). The time to complete the 1.50 course designed by Jean-François Gourdin was rather short (88''), pushing riders to take risks. In the end, eight riders qualified for the jump-off representing four countries; Italy, Ireland, Spain and France.

Home rider Harold Boisset on Quolita Z (Quasimodo Z x Ramiro), always very fast, put the pressure on his opponents with a clear round in 47.26 seconds. This did not frighten the young Santiago Nunez Riva though, who crossed the finish line with a time three seconds faster. In the end Thomas Ryan and Caribo (Cardento x Athlet Z) ended second behind the Spanish rider, while Boisset had to settle for third.

 

Source: Press release from Pixizone PR Agency

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