October 11, 2015 at 12:14 AM

The_TAGG_Puissance-low_res.jpgThe Tagg Puissance is always a crowd favourite at HOYS and tonight did not disappoint. In front of the sold out crowd, eleven riders tackled the imposing brick wall with the competition going to four rounds.

Under the famous lights in the Andrews Bowen International Arena and the crowd cheering the on, the iconic towering red brick wall was conquered by not one, but two Champions, Victoria Gulliksen riding Grand Balou 4 and Karel Cox riding For Passion D Ive Z.

The wall reached a staggering 2m15 pushing both horse and rider to the limit.

Gulliksen had a dramatic round four when she fell from her horse after clearing the finish line.

In an unexpected twist both riders decided not to contest the fifth round and shared joint first and the winnings

“It was an amazing kick to jump that big wall, I never jumped the horse before” Gulliksen said.

Cox has only had Passion D Ive Z for two months and decided to bring him to HOYS as an addition to the three horses he had entered.

“He did super, the horse jumped very good. My horse is very brave, scopey horse. When it was bigger he jumped better.” said Cox.

Audio link to Victoria Gulliksen and Karel Cox winners of the TAGG Puissance

Photo credit: E.S. Photography



Featuring the most prestigious National Showing and Show Jumping Championships, International Show Jumping classes, Virbac 3D Worming Mounted Games and Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Racing, HOYS 2015 is packed with excitement. The popular and exciting Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch Activity Ride will headline the displays and Team GB Vaulters will impress the audience with their awe-inspiring acrobatic routine.  Friday October 9th is the day of choice for dressage fans, with the Stephen Clarke Dressage Masterclass and the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship both timetabled. The 2015 Show will come to spectacular close during the Sunday Evening Gala Performance, which will include entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent sensations The HoneyBuns. Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2015 are now on sale. For show information, including the timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

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