CSI 2*

Laura Mathy & Penta Power to Win Dolce & Gabbana Grand Prix CSI 2* at Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show

2019.09.14.99.99 LAOHS CSI 2 D&G GP Laura Mathy & Penta LAOHS

St. Tropez, France – September 14, 2019 – Laura Mathy (BEL) and Penta won the €25,000 Dolce Gabbana Grand Prix CSI 2* today during the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show CSI 5*/2* in St. Tropez, France.

Among the 24 competitors starting this Grand Prix, seven pairs managed to qualify for the jump-off. Seven pairs and not a single male rider on the board! Indeed, only female riders had obviously managed to get out of the subtleties of the course designed by Uliano Vezzani (ITA).

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Laura Mathy (BEL) & Penta

Obviously in a very good shape this weekend, Laura Mathy (BEL) managed once again to dominate this major Grand Prix of the CSI 2*. Starting in the last position in the jump-off, she clocked a 36.55 seconds round aboard the 12-year-old bay Hannoverian mare (Perigueux x Natiello), nearly four seconds ahead of Romanian rider Alexia Apostolescu (ROM) and Avec Courage d’Amour (Avec Coeur x Landabel), who stopped the timers in 41.17 seconds after a penalty-free performance.

Julia Tops (CAN) and Delacroix As (Douglas x Landwind II) clocked the third-best clear jump-off effort in 42.45 seconds to earn bronze honors.

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Laura Mathy (BEL) & Penta

Winner’s Circle:

“It’s a dream, I could not imagine a better weekend, I was going last so I was lucky enough to be able to see the other girls’ jump-offs, there were not so much clear rounds but I have a fighting spirit so I still gave everything and I finish four seconds faster. It’s awesome” the young woman said a few seconds before the prize giving ceremony.

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Source: Press release from LAOHS – Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show

Photos: © LAOHS / Filippo Gabutti / Marco Villanti / Nicola Serafini