© Ljuba Buzzola for HUBSIDE JUMPING.
Belgian Jérôme Guery wins in the “big” of the day at HUBSIDE JUMPING at the end of a jump-off for which twelve couples had managed to qualify. In the saddle on Quel Homme de Hus, he was more than a second ahead of Dutchman Jur Vrieling, associated with El Rocco, and Swede Peder Fredricson, at the helm of H&M Crusader Ice. Best French pair of the event, Kevin Staut and Visconti from Telman, finished fifth.
“The objective with Quel Homme de Hus was not necessarily this event, but Sunday’s Grand Prix. On the first lap, he jumped really well, so I hesitated to take part in the jump-off to try to keep it fresh for Sunday. But when I saw the layout of the jump-off, I thought it was a course that suited him quite well. Quel Homme is not the fastest horse. On the other hand, he has immense action and compared to the other horses in the jump-off, I managed to pull out one stride less on all lines. That’s how I saved time. When the jump-off matches it, I know that I can use his great gallop and that’s what I did today. I am for example the only one to have made six strides between obstacle 1 and obstacle 2, the only one in ten strides to go in the double: I really know that I can save time by taking advantage of his great action. In the Grand Prix, if we have the same teacher he play-off, this event may have been a good preparation.”
Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org