William had a short journey to the iconic Royal Chelsea Hospital Gardens location for the London leg of the Global Champions tour 5* show with Equine America Billy Picador and Billy Marmite. It is incredible to jump at such unique settings for these top-class competitions. Billy Picador got the weekend off to a great start with a 2nd in the 1.45m two-phase class on the first day of jumping. Billy Marmite jumped super rounds with very competitive times, just not quite having luck on their side for the final result.
It was fantastic to see Billy Picador qualify for the Grand Prix and drawn alongside her full brother Billy Matador, who was sold in our auction as a 3YO and is now being ridden by Andreas Schou. At only nine years old he jumped a foot perfectclear round in the first phase and then finished a very respectfully in the top 10, such an impressive result at that age.
Another sold Billy Stud horse who had a very successful week not touching a pole in all three rounds was Billy Hustle and Georgina Round, they also placed a couple of times, delighted to see them getting on so well.