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Aaron Vale & Finou, winners of the $25,000 Puissance at the 2017 WIHS.
Do you see what I see? USA’s Aaron Vale and the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Finou (For Pleasure x Concetto) took one last look at the 6’7 wall before jumping clear to win the $25,000 Boeing Puissance at the Washington International Horse Show.
The event took place on Friday, October 27, 2017 in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., USA. At last year’s event they tied for a first place finish with USA’s McLain Ward, though this yea, the blue ribbon was solely awarded to them.
USA’s Hunter Holloway opted out of the competition after jumping clear at the height of 6’6 in round three, finishing in 2nd place aboard the ten-year-old Holsteiner gelding Cassevel (Cassini II x Quidam de Revel).
USA’s Kama Godek and the nine-year-old KWPN gelding De Grande finished in 3rd due to an elimination in round three, and El Salvador’s Paulo Santana Filho and the nine-year-old Zangersheide mare Una du Keske Z (Ultimo van ter Moude x Jus de Pomme) finished in 4th place after riding to eight faults in round two.
The results can be viewed here.