British Guy Williams won at the CSI3* Reims Grand Prix, beating home rider Jean Luc Mourier. Participation of Rene López. (Photo © Archive)
British rider Guy Williams sealed a major victory at France’s CSI3* Reims when he led the week’s stellar class with his horse Rouge de Ravel (Ultimo Van Ter Moude x Quouglof Rouge) a 12-year-old stallion owned by S.C.E.A. De Lillebec.
With 46 pairs on course designed by Frenchman Gregory Bodo, the CSI3* Grand Prix Two Rounds 1.50m was where only 12 riders were able to participate in the two rounds, with a tight end for Guy Williams who would stop the clock in 41.79 seconds to secure 50 World Ranking Points. The second place was for home rider Jean Luc Mourier with 11-year-old gelding Souvienstoi Lariviera (Couleur Rubin x Socrate de Chivre), registering a time of 42.12 seconds and third place was Edwin Smits of Switzerland to got a time of 42.56 seconds with 12-year-old gelding Rouge Pierreville (Last Van Ter Moude x Narcos II).
The last double clear was achieved by Kevin Gielen of Belgium in fourth place, completing his round in 42.79 seconds with 11-year-old stallion Captain (Contendro I x Caretino).
Going to Latino Ranking, only Colombian rider Rene López participated and finish in a distant 34th place, accumulating 12 fouls in his first round. Presenting with 10-year-old mare Twig du Veillon (Diamant de Semilly x Tornado d’Hotot), Lopez completed a productive week in Reims, despite his today’s performance.