Team Tops-Alexander / Allen won Le Saut Hermès last Saturday during the Saut Hermès CSI 5* at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. The competition featured eight teams, each one consisting of two combinations, male and female rider and their horses. The winning team registered only 4 penalty-points after only one rail down over two rounds and a total time of 105.77 seconds.
Bertram Allen (IRL) & Christy Jnr.
Bertram Allen (IRL) & Christy Jnr. (Indoctro x Clinton I) started off strong with no faults during their first run but an unlucky rail during their second gave them a total score of four in the second part of the challenge.
Edwina Tops Alexander (AUS) & Lintea Tequila
Edwina Tops Alexander (AUS) & Lintea Tequila (Campbell 5 x Corrado II) played a major role, overcoming all the obstacles face during their two performances, thus registering no penalties.
Kevin Staut (FRA) & Silver Deux de Virton HDC / Malin Baryard-Johnsson (SWE) & H&M Cue Channa
Team Baryard-Johnsson / Staut clinched the second spot on the podium with a total of 5 penalty points in 110.97 seconds. Kevin Staut (FRA) & Silver Deux de Virton HDC were briliant, leaving all the 1.60m maximum-height poles on their cups and completing the course twice within the time allowed. Malin Baryard-Johnsson (SWE) & H&M Cue Channa (Cardento 933 x Robin Z) had one rail down in the first round and one time-penalty in their second outing.
Team Bost / Angot secured the third spot on the podium with a total score of 12 111.68 seconds. Margaux Bost (FRA) & As de Papignies (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Ahorn) provided the double clear while Cedric Angot (FRA) & Talent des Moitiers (Joyau de Bloye x Plein d’Espoir V) had a score of 8 in their first run and 4 in the last one.
Full Results here.
Source: Press Release by Saut Hermès
Photos: © Frédéric Chéhun
Categories: CSI 5*