The best in the world? The winner of the 2018 World Cup, the world’s number 1, four French Olympic champions, the reigning European champion, the most successful rider of all time and of course all the leaders of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) will be at the Champ de Mars from July 4th to 7th for the fifth edition of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping. And among them, a rider whose return will make the happiness of the Parisian public: Pénélope Leprévost (FRA). What more could you wish for?
Following a change of organization of her stable, the French Olympic champion, had some time disappeared from the circuit “five stars”. It did not last long, only four months after this turn of career, Pénélope Leprévost (FRA) signs in Paris her return to the highest level with new horses: Gain Line and Quintair, belonging to the Ukrainian Aleksander Onyschenko. Gain Line has a good experience of the 5-star level: we had seen the horse shine before under the saddle of Simon Delestre (FRA). Quintair, meanwhile, is only 8 years old, but Penelope quickly found a connection with this dark bay gelding. Several rankings in French show or abroad have put Pénélope sufficiently confident to “return” on the prestigious step of the Longines Global Champions Tour among the leaders of the discipline mentioned above.
The best in the world who are they? 2018 World Cup winner Beezie Madden, also a two-time Olympic team champion. No. 1 in the world, the Dutchman Harrie Smolders (NED), also vice-champion of Europe in title. The four French Olympic champions, our four musketeers, Roger-Yves Bost (FRA), Kévin Staut (FRA), Philippe Rozier (FRA) and… Pénélope Leprévost (FRA). The reigning European Champion, Sweden’s Peder Fredricsson (SWE). All of the Longines Global Champions Tour leaders, Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS), the women’s icon of the sport and strong leader of the circuit, Ben Maher (GBR) and Scott Brash (GBR), 2012 Olympic team champions in London, Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) who recently won the Portuguese stage of the LGCT Cascais, or Daniel Deusser (GER) bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics and winner of the World Cup in 2014. These are just some of the heads of a list of 40 riders where swarm titles and talents. The best in the world? Certainly!
Source: Press Release by Solenn Rispail / Agence R&B Presse for Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping
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