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Hubside Jumping Winter Tour: Belgium at the End of the Day

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The major event of the CSI 4* of the HUBSIDE JUMPING Winter Tour at Haras des Grillons de Ratières in the Drôme region returns to the Belgian Jérôme Guery, in the saddle on his eight-year-old gelding, Napoli vh Nederassenthof.

After a jump-off with eleven qualified, the bronze medalist with the Red Devils this summer at the Tokyo Olympics is ahead of the Frenchman François-Xavier Boudant, decidedly very fit, associated with Ciento. Third place goes to the Italian Giulia Martinengo Marquet, also particularly successful, on the aptly named Quick and Easy 3.

Full results here.

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

Hubside Jumping Winter Tour: Two Riders from the Rhône-Alpes in the Two Grands Prix

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Twenty-nine riders at the start, four who manage to qualify for the jump-off, and as often when it comes to going fast, the Rhônalpin Jean-Luc Mourier responded at Haras des Grillons de Ratières, in Drôme (France). At the helm of Kielekoo Van T Et L, he won the first 3 * Grand Prix of the very young HUBSIDE JUMPING Winter Tour.

Earlier in the day, another rider from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Mégane Moissonnier, won the CSI 2 * Grand Prix, at the helm of Galileo.

Full results here.

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

Hubside Jumping Winter Tour: A European Champion at the Rendezvous

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The young Swiss Bryan Balsiger, European team champion, has just won in the major jump-off event, counting for the Longines world ranking, of the CSI 3* of the HUBSIDE JUMPING WINTER TOUR.

Associated with Don Juan 111 Z, the prodigy is ahead of the Dutchman Jur Vrieling, in the saddle on Chabada de l’Esques, who has been very fit since the start of the competition, and the Portuguese Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida, third at the helm of Echos Son Z.

The best French rider, Benoît Cernin, saddled with haddock stallion Deuxcatsix, is fourth. Associated with Uitlanders du Ter, the 2019 French champion finished first in the second round of the CSI 3*, over 1.45-1.50m.

Full results here.

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

Hubside Jumping Winter Tour: Nicolas Delmotte Takes Control of CSI 3*

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Second day of competition under the large arena of Haras des Grillons de Ratières, in Drôme (France), on the occasion of this first edition of the HUBSIDE JUMPING WINTER TOUR. It is a flagship rider of the French team who takes the major event of the day, counting in the Longines FEI world ranking: Nicolas Delmotte and Ilex VP win over 1.50m, at the outcome of a barrage of seventeen qualified.

The Northerner and his thirteen-year-old gelding are ahead of the Belgian Wilm Vermeir with Joyride S. The third place goes to the Argentinian José María Larocca on Finn Lente.

Full results here.

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

François-Xavier Boudant Has the Greatest Victory of His Career So Far

The Norman, who was the first double clear in the class, went into the lead and held on to his pole position.  With Brazyl de Mezel, the rider made light of the fences and the time before an enthusiastic audience.

This Sunday, thirty-six competitors took part in the HUBSIDE JUMPING de VALENCE’s 4* Grand Prix. The sun was shining, the grandstands were packed, and the audience was enthusiastic.  And rightly so.

The first round, designed by France’s Grégory Bodo, was a technical one, but was “built with the horses in mind” as Philippe Rozier, the French team gold medallist at the Rio Olympics, highlighted during the course walk.  Number 4 which was a plank was undoubtedly decisive in the class and alone was knocked down by thirteen riders. The time allowed was also played a significant role, penalising Ireland’s Stephen Moore, who had a superb clear round in terms of jumping with Albert K, but unfortunately was too slow when he crossed the finish line. France’s Mégane Moissonnier with the powerful Cordial and Argentina’s José Maria Larocca (Jr) with Finn Lente suffered the same fate.

France’s Cédric Hurel and his fantastic Fantasio Floreval Z, who are in great form this season, got the ball rolling with the first clear round. Jeanne Sadrann, the young French lady rider, and Vannan immediately followed suit, and thus ensured that there would be a jump-off. It appeared that there would then be a series of clear rounds as Normandy’s François-Xavier Boudant and Brazyl du Mezel also qualified for the jump-off. But the first round wasn’t that easy. In the end, ten combinations managed to jump clear and obtain their ticket for the jump-off. France, Colombia, Portugal, and Great Britain: the battle for victory was going to be very close considering the level of the riders competing.

Cédric Hurel and Fantasio Floreval Z, who had the difficult task of going first in this second part of the competition, had every reason to be pleased with their result: 4 faults in a time of 34:37, and a seventh place in the overall line-up. This set the tone, and opened the door to a host of possibilities. As there’s no such word as can’t in French, Normandy’s François-Xavier Boudant had the first double clear with Apache d’Adrier’s grandson in a time of 34:36, going into the lead provisionally and suspense was at its height. Titouan Schumacher and his Atome Z unsettled the audience, as well as the leading combination, going over the finish line faster, but knocking down the final fence into the bargain.

Full results here.

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

Six Bars: Lily Attwood, Her Head in the Stars

Thirteen couples had an appointment to touch the stars in the impressive “6 bars” event, which ended in style on Saturday at the HUBSIDE JUMPING in VALENCIA.

After a first passage at 1.55m where twelve competitors passed without a hitch, four jump-offs were necessary to decide between the best. A first jump-off at 1.70m eliminated three couples. For his part, the German Marco Kutscher and Zypern 4, victorious at this height, preferred to stop there. At 1.80m, two other couples bowed, and the Portuguese Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida, in the saddle on Icloud, decided to stop despite a passage without a hitch. Climbed to 1.92m, the penultimate jump-off will have eliminated three. For the final passage, at the prodigious height of 2.02m, there were only two left: the Frenchman Thomas Leveque and the Briton Lily Attwood, respectively associated with Casting de Rueire and I’M Emerone. First to start, the Habs suffered a refusal from his mount on the last obstacle of the line, but did not want to try again. By overthrowing the final bar, the young rider then imposed herself.

Full results here.

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

Hubside Jumping in Valence: Quick, Well Done for Benoît Cernin

Without batting an eyelid, by tightening the turns, the French champion Benoit Cernin got everyone to agree with his fast Cookie de Vesvre in the major event of the CSI 4 * at 1.50m, Saturday August 28th. A victory where speed rhymes with fluidity.

This major event brought together fifteen couples among the best in the world. So many pilots determined to do battle, carried by a large crowd that does not shy away from its pleasure in the packed grandstands of the HUBSIDE JUMPING in VALENCE. The course manager Grégory Bodo had concocted a lap allowing the riders to tighten their turns more or less to save time in this speed test. In all: twelve obstacles, including two combinations, that is to say fourteen efforts for the contenders for the victory. France, Portugal, Great Britain, Ireland, and Spain were at the start. The faults were scattered everywhere on the obstacles, the verticals number 3 and number 11 at the end of the course having cost the most.

Very fit now, Marie Pellegrin and Boreale de Fondcombe showed the way, the first duo to sign a perfect course, in 70’92, synonymous with seventh place in the final. It was therefore possible to do as well, but even faster, as demonstrated by John Whitaker and Sharid, down the clock at 66’63 (4s). However, the British did not stay in the lead for long, the leadership of the event constantly changing, successively held by Mégane Meissonnier and Illusion CL (3rd), then finally Benoit Cernin and Cookie de Vesvre, quite simply lowering the stopwatch further of four seconds (61’16). Simply unbeatable!

Full results here.

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

Hubside Jumping from Valencia: Fantastic Fantasio

Forty-one couples at the start. Twelve barragistas. Four faultless doubles… You had to be precise while being very fast to win the major event of the day at the HUBSIDE JUMPING in VALENCIA, a CSI 4* Grand Prix at 1.50m. Mission brilliantly accomplished by the rising couple, Francilien Cédric Hurel and Fantasio Floreval Z.

The first qualifying round for the dam gave the riders some difficulty, most notably the three combinations that marked the course as the sixth, eighth, and twelfth hurdles. Maldonne for the French champion Benoît Cernin, riding his very good Vitalhorse Seurat Galotiere, Mégane Moissonnier and Cordial, as well as René Lopez Lizarazo on Kheros Van’T Hoogeinde, all three signing magnificent faultless runs, unfortunately tainted with a small point of time exceeded depriving them of access to the dam. Frenchman Titouan Schumacher and his leaping Atome Z were the first to find the key to the course proposed by track leader Grégory Bodo. In form, the Tricolores formed a real delegation in the qualification for the dam, joined by the Belgians Rik Hemeryck in saddle on Morfine de Muze and François Jr Mathy with Uno de la Roque. The second part of the event was therefore going to promise beautiful sport to determine the winning couple among the twelve qualifiers.

A difficult task for Titouan Schumacher, the opening of the dam allowed all qualifiers to measure the possible options of the route and a first reference time of 37’28, sanctioned by 4 points… The first double without fault is signed François-Xavier Boudant. In the saddle on Brazyl du Mezel, the Normand showed that it was possible, with a time of 36’71, synonymous with third place finish. In his wake, inflated to the brim, Cédric Hurel and Fantasio Floreval Z dropped the reference time to 35’17. Everyone then tried to do even better… without success!

Full results here.

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

Hubside Jumping of Valence: Captain Keen, King of the Day

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For the first highlight of the CSI 4* at the HUBSIDE JUMPING in VALENCIA, the flawless waltz kept the public enthralled in a summer atmosphere. And it was the driver Jean-Luc Mourier, very fit on his faithful Captain Keen, who won in front of a great competition.

They were twenty-seven to take the start of the major event of the day, rated at 1.45m, under an azure sky. Designed by the course manager Grégory Bodo, recently returned from Tokyo where he had gone as assistant to the course manager in charge of the show jumping events, the course allowed the riders of the CSI 4* to take the temperature of the competition and start the competition smoothly.

Nice start with the Frenchman Nicolas Delmotte, saddled on the young and promising Citadin du Château, signatories of a clear course in a time of 63’37. All that remained was to do as well, but faster, to claim victory. In their wake, despite a fine clear lap, the Frenchman Julien Gonin on Caprice de Guinfard did not succeed, unlike the Frenchwoman Marie Demonte and Manchester, the third couple to take the start and imposing on the competition a new time to beat with a stopwatch of 62’93. Throughout the event, the numerous clear rounds have continued to follow one another, offering a nice game of musical chairs on the classification side. It took all the know-how of Habs Simon Delestre and Chesall Zimequest to once again change the provisional leadership of the event by crossing the finish line in 61’57. The dice seemed to have been cast. But that was without counting on the ultra-fast driver Jean-Luc Mourier, already winner of an event at the start of the afternoon in the CSI 2*. This time perched on Captain Keen, the Rhônalpin won in 60’46.

Full results here.

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

For His First Victory in a 5* Grand Prix, Olivier Perreau Shakes Up Hubside Jumping de Valence

France’s Olivier Perreau and GL Events’ Venizia d’Aiguilly ensured that suspense was at its height until the very end of the class, winning the CSI 5* Hubside Store Grand Prix this Sunday at the HUBSIDE JUMPING de VALENCE (Drôme).  A great sporting occasion for the best riders and horses, cheered on by a very enthusiastic audience.

The experts of world show jumping took part in the CSI 5* 1.60m Grand Prix at the HUBSIDE JUMPING de VALENCE on Sunday afternoon, in front of grandstands which were full and an enthusiastic crowd.  The course designed by France’s Cedric Longis promised some great sport.  Thirty-five combinations were competing in the class: thirty-five possibilities, but just one outcome. Number 10, which was a vertical, the first element of the double, number 12, and above all number 11, which was a plank, cost the riders dearly and were undoubtedly decisive in the class. There wasn’t a clear round until the significant, eleventh combination came into the ring, and after that a string of clears followed. Grégory Cottard and his great mare Bibici, a combination which will be representing France et the next European Championships, proved that it was possible. In their wake, Morgan Bordat and Uma also jumped clear and went through to the jump-off. In total, eleven combinations managed to obtain their ticket for the second part of the class. Five nations were in the running: France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium. The jump-off was impressive and really exciting!

Grégory Cottard on his prestigious grey mare had the difficult task of going first in the jump-off. Well done! The opening combination was not faint-hearted, took a lot of risks and finished clear, in a time of 37:25. So the following riders had to go very, very fast.  It seemed impossible to improve on the time to beat, but that was without counting on Rhône Alpes’ Olivier Perreau and GL events Venezia d’Aiguilly did just that, finishing in 36:92! Incredible!

Full results here.

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