Geoffroy De Coligny wins the Accumulator

Geoffroy De Coligny wins the Accumulator

Frenchman Geoffroy De Coligny produced a sparkling display of precision and sheer speed to win the Accumulator class at Horse of the Year Show on Saturday evening. In doing so he pipped 19-year-old British star Harry Charles, who was seeking a third international class win on his Horse of the Year Show debut.


Harry looked to have done enough with Victor in pursuit of a £7,390 top prize, finishing on the maximum score of 65.  Points are awarded for each fence jumped with an option of an extra points-scoring ‘joker’ fence at the end.


Harry finished on the maximum in a time of 47.37 seconds, but Geoffroy had other ideas as he guided Raimondo du Plessis through the course in 44.95, with Britain’s Guy Williams taking third on Rouge de Ravel.


“It was an amazing competition,” Geoffroy said. “I am very happy to be here, and after finishing fourth in a class on Friday here, I am really happy with how it has gone. My horse is very quick and wins a lot of classes like this one. He is ideally suited to this type of class. I only have one word for this show – perfect. It is a great competition, good for the horse and I could not be happier to be here.”




Image credit: 1st Class Images


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