© HUBSIDE JUMPING – Filippo Gabutti.
The US lady riders were highly anticipated and they were anything but disappointing! In the HUBSIDE JUMPING Grimaud-Gulf of Saint-Tropez’s CSI 4* Grand Prix, America’s Jessica Springsteen won ahead of two riders from Rhône-Alpes, Olivier Perreau and Mégane Moissonnier. The United States were fittingly represented in this Grand Prix’s final line-up: for her first representation, the legendary Beezie Madden finished sixth.
Jessica Springsteen: “I’m delighted! Tinkerbell jumped superbly, in a very regular and constant way. She deserves to win this 4* Grand Prix. I am really pleased how things went here today! The first round wasn’t too easy and I realised that it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park for my mare. But she is really big-hearted and gave it her all. In the jump-off, I was the third rider to go out of seven, so I had to take all the risks. But she is very fast naturally and very willing, so both of these qualities were a huge advantage. We will see if this result will have an impact on my Olympic selection. But I am not going to put myself under pressure; I aim to have regular results and I’ll see if the selector has watched this Grand Prix. I’d be surprised if he didn’t, but I don’t want to speak on his behalf (laughs).”
Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org