The Jumping International de Valence at the Haras des Grillons witnessed a new record of attendance yesterday. In front of an awaiting and more than enthusiastic crowd, the different CSI 2* and the CSI 5* classes lived up to expectations, honouring true sport performances.
Harold Boisset (FRA) is definitively the undefeated man in this fourth edition of the Jumping International de Valence! he seized his fourth win, this time claiming top honors in the €35,500 SFAM – GBG Assurances Grand Prix CSI 2*, riding Katinka vh Valenberghof (BWP – Corland x Montender) towards a penalty-free jump-off of only 37.42 seconds.
Harold Boisset (FRA) & Katinka vh Valenberghof during the awards ceremony
Harold Boisset spoke a word about her: “She is an eight-year-old mare, she’s still quite young for this level of competition but she’s already very competitive on 1.35m classes. She was in the third place in the French Championship for 7 years old young horses in Fontainebleau last year. In 2018, she only run three or four 1,45m classes on which she always made four penalties. I wouldn’t say this is the best roundshe realized in her career but today we got lucky and didn’t take one pool down. It’s a naturally fast mare. Of course, I pushed her a bit on this jump-off and she answered in the best way. I think she has a great future ahead of her, and she will be able to win many classes at 1.45m and 1.50m.”
The rider based in Montpellier snatched the victory away from Simon Lorrain (FRA), who finished in second position in 37.77 seconds. After coming off a win yesterday, Denis Lynch finished third in this Grand Prix with a time of 37.87 seconds.
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Source: Press Release by Solenn Rispail / Agence R&B Presse for Jumping International de Valence
Photos: © Sportfot
Categories: CSI 2*