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Nicolas Delmotte Offers France Its First 4* Hubside Grand Prix of the Season

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France had to wait until the seventh 4* or 5* Grand Prix of this extraordinary season of the HUBSIDE JUMPING to notch up a victory. Nicolas Delmotte and Ilex VP were the winners, ahead of Normandy’s Titouan Schumacher, and of the Italian rider used to being placed here in Grimaud, Emanuele Gaudiano.

“It was a really great Grand Prix. The first round’s track was really interesting. I was last to go in the jump-off, which is said to be a good position. But I saw that the riders that jumped clear were going faster and faster as the jump-off progressed, and that it was getting harder and harder to improve on the time to beat. I had to pull out all the stops, but I honestly didn’t think that I could beat Titouan. There were already five riders who had jumped double clear, so I had to take all the risks. And so I was already taking risks on the first fence! I chose to ride the long distance at the start of the round in 8 long strides and then everything went well afterwards. I felt that my horse was really in great shape, which made me feel confident. I took all the risks until the last line, as Titouan had already had a wonderful jump-off. As did Mégane Moissonnier and Emanuele Gaudiano. Ilex has proved he’s reliable once again. He’s back in fine form after being out last year for eight months. This summer, he took part in national classes, including those on the Grand National circuit, which I really like for preparing horses coming up through the ranks for high-level competition. He was second in Saint-Lô and third in Le Touquet. Next week, Urvose du Roch should be competing in Grimaud’s CSI 5* Grand Prix. The HUBSIDE JUMPING is an extraordinary opportunity for us as riders: we’ll never be able to thank Sadri Fegaier enough for giving us the possibility to do our sport at high-level.”

Full results here.

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

Grand Prix Rolex de Dinard: Amazing Scenario, French Victory

Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) and Ilex VP. Crédit photo: Pixels events.

One more time, the public of Dinard, evaluated at 18 500 persons, was present, and had filled up the stands of the Val Porée stadium to encourage with enthusiasm some of the best riders in the world. This edition 2017 goes to the French Nicolas Delmotte, riding his nine year old stallion, Ilex VP, a son of Diamant de Semilly.

Out of the 33 pairs on the start list for this 1,60m class designed by the international course designer Jean François Morand, only two cleared the course, and were called to ride the final phase against the clock.

The final phase against the clock was run according to a very unusual scenario, since Nicolas Delmotte clears the course, in a time that he considered himself « beatable » but the Egyptian, after a pole down on the first fence, decided to retire and has to do with the second position.

The French rider, based in Douai, in North of France, thanked the Mars family for its organization, and the owners of this very promising stallion (who was competing in its first CSI5*), Beatrice Martens and Véronique Daems Vastapane. If he found the course rather delicate, Nicolas paid tribute to the course designer not asking unnecessary efforts to the horses.

Karim Elzogby, very fair play, said he was very happy to be back in this stadium he knows very well since he worked in Brittany for 20 years. He promised to be back if his only horse, Amélia, is still in good shape next year.

Thanks to the hard work put in by the Mars family, in charge of the site since 2013, and the 120 officials and volunteers, this International Jumping of Dinard has one more time kept all its promises, with a prestigious list of riders, and an outstanding organization.

Results of the Grand Prix Rolex de Dinard: www.worldsporttiming.com/results/jumping-international-de-dinard-2017-152/rolex-grand-prix-de-dinard-6/results.html

TV Highlights free of copyrights: http://transfert.datanaute.com/evs-dinard-2017/

All the results: www.worldsporttiming.com


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