Lily Attwood LIHS 2019

Lily Continues Run of British Success at Liverpool

Lily Attwood continued a run of British success at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show by winning the Voltaire Design speed class on Sunday.

Lily followed up four-star international wins for Harriet Nuttall and Guy Williams, at whose Yorkshire yard she is based, yesterday by holding off a strong Irish challenge.

In front of a bumper crowd at the M&S Bank Arena, Lily stormed to victory with Karibou Horta, clocking 58.19 seconds and collecting a winner’s purse of just over £4,000.

Lilly finished second in Saturday’s speed class behind Guy, but this time she was clear of the field.

Ireland’s Daniel Coyle took second aboard Donjo in 59.51 seconds, being closely followed by Billy Twomey and Lady Lou in third, while Shane Breen and Clintofino was fourth.

“I saw Daniel go and I thought he was really fast,” Lily said. “My horse is very naturally quick, so I went on a forward seven strides to the last, and it paid off.

“I have had him a year now. He is a nine-year-old, so he is still a bit inexperienced in these types of atmospheres.

“But he has really excelled himself and he is jumping phenomenally this week. I think he is a very good speed horse.

“I will do a 1.50m jump-off class with him tomorrow, which will be the biggest class he has jumped. I have brought him along slowly this year, and he is really proving himself.

“I have learnt most of what I know from Guy this year, and to win a class here at Liverpool is fantastic.”

Liverpool International Horse Show