Stockholm, Sweden – December 01, 2019 – After a successful weekend with placings in almost every class Jessica Springsteen (USA) rode Volage du Val Henry to win the KR $860,400 Sweden H&M Grand Prix CSI 4* today in Stockholm.
With ten clears in the first round the riders really had to give it all in the jump off in Sunday’s 1.55m Grand Prix in Friends Arena. The American rode the ten-year-old chestnut Selle Français mare (Quidam de Revel x Cassini I) towards victory across the finish line after a penalty-free effort in 35.53 seconds.
Jessica Springsteen (USA) Winner of the $860,400 Sweden H&M Grand Prix CSI 4* & Leading Rider of the Sweden International Horse Show CSI 4*
The American rider is not only this year’s Grand Prix winner, Springsteen was also crowned leading rider of the show. And she had only praise to give for the organisers, the arena and audience.
“I love the atmosphere in this arena and I love the Swedish audience. They are really knowledgeable and cheering on us all. I’d love to come back next year! “I know she’s fast and really careful, so I tried my best to go full speed.”
Harrie Smolders (NED) and Une de L’Othain (Conterno Grande x Cento) finished in second place after two clear rounds, the decisive one in 35.98 seconds.
Last year’s Grand Prix winner, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) was placed third, this time aboard Virtuose d’Eole (Panama Tame x Helios de la Cour II), registering a clean scorecard and a final time of 36.70 seconds.
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Source: Press release by Matilda Hjertstrand for Sweden International Horse Show
Photo: © Sweden International Horse Show / Roland Thunholm