Puissance night hit new heights at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show on an unforgettable record-breaking occasion.
A new Liverpool record height of 2.21 metres was attained by four different combinations after five rounds of jumping as the Hope Valley Saddlery Puissance reached a thrilling conclusion.
The top prize was shared by British challengers William Whitaker, riding Rmf Charly, Guy Williams on Mr Blue Sky UK and Harry Whall with Quality Old Joker, plus Ireland’s Michael Pender aboard Hearton du Bois Halleux.
It meant a thrilling finale to day three in front of a 5,000-capacity crowd at M&S Bank Arena.
And there can have been fewer finer collective exhibitions of power-jumping anywhere in Britain or Europe this year as one of equestrian sport’s most traditional competitions once again took centre-stage.
The standard was set in round one when nine from 12 combinations cleared the famous red wall.
And such a blistering standard was maintained all the way through, with each winning rider collecting just over £2,000 and receiving a rapturous reception after a class that will live long in the memory.