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Grégory Cottard Takes Control of the Hubside Jumping in Valence

At the end of the day, the leaders of the discipline competed in the major event of the day of the CSI 5 *, a speed rated at 1.50m. It was not only necessary to avoid the pitfalls of the course concocted by the course manager Cédric Longis, but also to go quickly. Penultimate to start, the Frenchman Grégory Cottard got everyone to agree with his breathtaking Cocaine du Val.

It is in front of a packed and generous grandstand that the twenty-three contenders for victory set off on the track of the HUBSIDE JUMPING in VALENCE. First on the starting line, the Habs Alexa Ferrer set the pace, signing from the start a clear course in 65’49. The tone was set. It didn’t take long for the young Briton Jack Whitaker, in the saddle on Elucar VE, to find the keys to a faster stopwatch, lowering it to 61’70: new time to beat. The triple in number 6 and the double in number 8 will have been expensive for more than a seasoned couple on this course. Flawless on the bars, the Irishman Bertram Allen with Fts Killossery Konfusion (3rd), the French Mégane Moissonnier on Aramusse (5th), or Italy’s Emanuele Camilli on Chaccrouet (4th), however, have not been fast enough to take the lead in the competition. We had to wait for the passage of Grégory Cottard, penultimate to start in the event, to achieve this. In the saddle on the beautiful gray Cocaine du Val, the Habs were able to be faster in a very fluid track. A great victory for the Frenchman, selected in the French clan for the next European championships, scheduled for the beginning of September.

Six Bars and Two Champions

Unbelievable! At the end of the impressive 6 bars event, it is not one, but two couples who managed to cross within the framework of the HUBSIDE JUMPING of VALENCE, the last jump-off at 2,00m!

After a first passage at 1.50m and a first jump-off at 1.65m cleared by the eight competitors at the start, six of them gradually inclined to 1.80m, then 1.95m. In the ultimate test of dam or at the dizzying height of 2.00m, there remained only three: Tom Favède saddle on Amarula Cerf (3rd), Olivier Perreau on GL events Dorai Aiguilly, and finally, the very young Léona Mermillod Baron, perched on Cesar du Terroir. If the first named did not manage to leave the line without overturning the bar, Olivier Perreau and Léona Mermillod Baron flew away, literally carried by the public.

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Hubside Jumping in Valencia: Carlos Lopez at Home

They were twenty-nine to take the start of Thursday’s major CSI 5 * event, rated at 1.50m. On a tour signed Cédric Longis, eleven riders managed the perfect course. However, it was necessary to act quickly and well to win. Successful bet for Haras des Grillons rider Carlos Enrique Lopez Lizarazo.

Jazzy music in the speakers, setting sun, and pink clouds relayed by diffused light all around the track, summer sweetness… the atmosphere was more than warm at the HUBSIDE JUMPING IN VALENCIA. However, in the arena, the riders were busy trying to overcome the difficulties proposed by the course manager, Cédric Longis. Combination number 9 will also have caused a hard time for many top players on the circuit, like the Frenchman Simon Delestre on Chesall Zimequest or the Italian Lorenzo de Luca and Amarit d’Amour.

It was the Brazilian Eduardo Pereira de Menezes, saddled on Calypso des Matis, who started the clear round and set the tone with a quick stopwatch of 63’36. Determined to do battle, the Amazons were not left out in this event, showing all their know-how. Sweden’s Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli on Ninterder Star (8th), the French Mégane Moissonnier with Aramusse (7th), Marie Pellegrin Boreal Rivendell (6th), or Mary Demonte Manchester (5th) attempted the catch, without success. It was not until the Briton Guy Williams, in the very last part of the race, to finally succeed in lowering the clock to 62’58 with Rouge de Ravel. This was what further motivated Haras des Grillons rider Carlos Enrique Lopez Lizarazo, who won at home in 60’45 on his superb Evita Sg Z.

Marc Dilasser Rocks the Hubside Jumping in Valence

There was great sport Friday on the track of the HUBSIDE JUMPING in VALENCE. Eighteen couples had won their entry ticket for the jump-off of the 155 cm CSI 5 * event, determined to win. Discreet but oh so effective, the Normand Marc Dilasser got everyone to agree.

The first competitor set off for the major event of the day, where the leaders of the discipline had met. First on the track, the Irishman Daniel Coyle gave the public a perfect first lap, opening up the possibilities with Legacy. In the process or almost, his compatriot Mark Mcauley followed suit on Cap West, confirming the holding of a dam, almost immediately imitated by Bertram Allen, in the saddle on Harley Vd Bisschop. But Ireland was not the only nation in great shape last night since in the end, eighteen couples from seven countries managed to thwart the pitfalls of the course designed by Cédric Longis. Who from Ireland, France, Great Britain, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, or Belgium would win? The battle promised to be raised.

Riders and riders therefore rolled up their sleeves to do it quickly and well, taking all the risks to try to lower the stopwatch of Mark Mcauley, the first rider to present a double clear round. Time to beat: 43’52. The French Olivier Perreau (5th) and Alexa Ferrer (4th), the Briton John Whitaker (3rd), the Colombian Carlos Lopez (2nd), and the Belgian Pieter Clemens (6th) succeeded, pushing each other’s elbows. But that was without counting on the ardor of Marc Dilasser and his fabulous Arioto du Gevres, who snatched the victory at the end of an intense test with a stopwatch of 39’10. Prodigious.

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Kent Farrington Wins HUBSIDE JUMPING’s CSI 5* Grand Prix

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Last weekend, the HUBSIDE JUMPING on the French Riviera already came to a close with the Star-Spangled banner being played in the Haras des Grillons de Grimaud’s big ring, honouring Jessica Springsteen’s victory in the 4* Grand Prix. An additional star and few days later, her fellow countryman Kent Farrington, the current World number five, won with the aptly named Gazelle, in a magnificent jump-off.

Kent Farrington (USA): “It’s always great to win a 5* Grand Prix, like this one here near Saint-Tropez, for my first participation in the HUBSIDE JUMPING. Maybe Sadri Fegaier could organise shows in the United States as I regularly win at his European shows [Kent and Gazelle have already won the HUBSIDE JUMPING de Valence’s Grand Prix twice, which Sadri Fegaier also organises — editor’s note]. More seriously, I would especially like to thank Sadri Fegaier and his team: we went through a difficult period and we need people like him, enthusiasts who do so much for our sport. I take my hat off to him for building a complex like this for horses and the sport, and for organising such great shows. I went last in the jump-off and Julien Epaillard was in the lead.  He is renowned for going really fast, even in the States.  So I had to give it my all! I really focused on Gazelle’s natural speed, and I was extremely careful: for example, a double in the jump-off can be dangerous at these speeds; additionally, I was really careful on the last oxer. I helped Gazelle and in particular on these two parts of the course, that could have been difficult for her. Next week I am going to stay here to rest and then I will be competing in Windsor, and we’ll see after that depending on how my horses are.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Victory for Daniel Deusser at the Final Hubside Jumping Show

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Even good things must come to an end. After eleven weeks of competition in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the second season of international show jumping at the HUBSIDE JUMPING has drawn to a close. A season which was exceptional in every way and ended with the victory of Germany’s Daniel Deusser and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z.

“I’m really delighted with this victory in the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s CSI 4* Grand Prix and in particular with my horse, Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z. He had to take some time out at the beginning of the year and started competing again mid-season in small classes and then took part in the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s CSI 5* show a few weeks ago. Indeed, he is recovering well and is getting better and better, to the extent that he was able to win the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s CSI 4* Grand Prix today! I’m really proud of him!  The year has been very different and extremely difficult for all the riders, but thanks to the HUBSIDE JUMPING, we were able to enjoy a wonderful summer season. I don’t that it’s being presumptuous to extend my warmest thanks on behalf of all the riders to Sadri Fegaier and to the whole HUBSIDE JUMPING organising team. Thank you for keeping our sport alive and we all hope that we will be back here again next year.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Carlotta, Again the Fastest

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A jump-off or a speed test is never over until Carlotta, the mare of Italian Emanuele Gaudiano, has entered the track. Recognized as one of the fastest mares in the world, the eleven-year-old girl offers another victory to her rider, who is in second place ahead of the Brazilian Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, in the saddle on Icarus, and the Dutchman Harrie Smolders, third with Monaco. Nicolas Delmotte signs the best French performance by finishing fourth, associated with Ilex VP.

“With Carlotta, I was unlucky on the first day of this last week of HUBSIDE JUMPING… We knocked over an obstacle when she was, as usual, very fast. Today we made up for it well and she jumped in a remarkable way! There were sixteen pairs qualified for the jump-off of this big event, including some very serious competitors, and she manages to get the fastest double clear of the event. This mare is truly exceptional.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Maikel van der Vleuten and Dana Blue towards a Third Victory?

© Marco Villanti for HUBSIDE JUMPING.

What if the 2020 HUBSIDE JUMPING season ends as it started, with a victory for the Dutch couple Maikel van der Vleuten and Dana Blue? The pair has in any case demonstrated their current form by winning after a jump-off ten, which had a number of formidable competitors. In the final standings, van der Vleuten is ahead of the Briton Scott Brash, another serious candidate for Sunday’s Grand Prix, now associated with Hello Mr President, and the Belgian Olivier Philippaerts, in the saddle on the Blue Diamond V’T Ruytershof. Best French rider, Nicolas Delmotte, finished eighth with Urvoso du Roch.

“It was a great event, with a course perfectly well built by the course manager. I really think the main difficulty was the time allowed: you could hardly get out without taking strides. We all had to take risks, and inevitably, they resulted in some faults. There were ten of us in the jump-off, which is perfect, with among the qualifiers, formidable competitors. Dana Blue is in great shape now; she has shown it well lately. After… Hope for a third victory in the 4* Grand Prix? Why not, but everything will be played out so quickly. My fingers crossed.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Good Start for Julien Epaillard

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Julien Epaillard has lived up to his reputation, and wins, at a breakneck pace, in the opening round of the last CSI 4* of the year at the HUBSIDE JUMPING in Grimaud. Associated with Usual Suspect d’Auge, he is ahead of his compatriot Mathieu Billot, in the saddle on Bad Boy du Bobois, and the Brazilian Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, third at the controls of Icarus.

“You can say that I was a little lucky today: I made a nice ‘touch’ on the tackle which fortunately did not fall. There were a lot of serious competitors, and moving up to eleventh position, I knew I had to take all the risks. Which led, I think, Emanuele Gaudiano and Carlotta to the fault, important competitors when it comes to going fast. Emanuele to take all the risks – he had no choice. It’s fair game. When he comes before me, as was the case last week, he doesn’t hesitate. Last week, I played the game too much: I was faster but with two faults. It was my revenge today. Usual Suspect d’Auge is in great shape. In the Grand Prix du CSI 2*, like last week, I will be associated with Lima de Muze, and in the CSI4* Grand Prix, at Alibi de la Roque.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Abdel Saïd, the Egyptian Rocket

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First to set off in a jump-off which counted fourteen qualified among the fastest riders and horses in the world, the Egyptian Abdel Saïd, associated with the French mare Arpège du RU, won with an express chronometer in the major event of the CSI 4* of the HUBSIDE JUMPING in Grimaud. He is ahead of the Northerner Nicolas Delmotte, second with Urvoso du Roch, and the Dutchman Jur Vrieling, on Fiumicino van de Kalevallei.

“Arpège du RU is a naturally very fast mare, which really makes life in a show easier. I had a plan for this jump-off event, which was to try everything. Sometimes you come to a jump-off and say, ‘I’m going to save the horse for the future.’ But in our case, I had foreseen that this event would be the biggest that Arpège would run this weekend and therefore, we had to give everything. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Yes, it worked perfectly. I really love this mare; she is very smart and loves to win. I have been riding her for two years, and together I have to say that we have already had some very good results. This year, it has been difficult for us to go to competitions, as for everyone; I was lucky to be taken on this fantastic contest that is the HUBSIDE JUMPING this weekend, so it was important to sign great performances. So far, I must admit that it is going very well.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

And Two for Jérôme Guery

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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.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

“To Be Honest, Carlotta Is Exceptional” — Emanuele Gaudiano

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In the major event of the CSI 4 * of the HUBSIDE JUMPING in Grimaud, the Italian Emanuele Gaudiano and his “exceptional” Carlotta 232 won ahead of the Frenchman Simon Delestre on Chesall Zimequest and the Swede Henrik von Eckermann on Forever.

“Carlotta jumped really well today. She’s in great shape. She felt a little peckish in her form coming out of confinement, but after a month, it was off again. To be honest, she’s exceptional. I have known that since the first competition in which we participated together. I remember it very well: she was five years old, it was in Samorin, and we participated in the events dedicated to her age category. She won four of the six races run! Speaking of today and the race won, I have to admit it was not that easy. The course was demanding, with thirteen efforts and three combinations. In the last combination. besides, I had to add a stride. Many riders placed eight strides; I had to put nine. Carlotta will not come out until Saturday, on the 145 jump-off. Chalou will be this week in the Grand Prix, and next week it’s probably going to be an eight-year-old horse.”

Full results here.

Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com