Paris, France – Dember 06, 2019 – Second last to go in a 14 strong jump-off, young French rider Edward Levy (FRA) and Rebeca LS won Friday night’s €65,000 Masters One CENECA / Salon du Cheval de Paris CSI 5* at the Longines Masters of Paris CSI 5*/2*.
This was the Norman’s (based in Haras de Lecaude) ninth international victory with his very swift 13-year-old bay La Silla mare (Rebozo la Silla x Cassini I). Their very fast double clear and final time of 34.38 seconds was enough to claim first place.
“I am extremely pleased to have won. We came here with Haras de Lécaude with a plan. We had done several shows to get the horses ready for the Longines Masters of Paris. With such a good start, we feel we’ve done a good job”, he said. “Now I’ll keep my feet on the ground and concentrate on Sunday’s Grand Prix”, he added. He will ride Rebeca LS again. “Rebeca is an amazing mare because she jumps with the most extreme ease. When leaving the ground, she already has it all figured out. This is something you can only feel when riding her. She’s a fighter, a winner. She whinnies when she enters the arena and she looks all around her. She wants to show she’s here. She’s a true champion” praised Edward Levy who, as a member of the Riders Lab (a selection of upcoming talents supported by EEM, organizer of the Longines Masters Series), was invited to take part in the 5* competitions of the Longines Masters Series with the very best riders in the world.
Netherland’s experienced pair of Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) and Verdi TN (Quidam de Revel x Landgraf), the previous leaders, finished second backed by a flawless performance in 34.50 seconds.
Third spot was claimed by Brazil’s Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA), on top form aboard Koddac van het Indihof (Copperfield von der Held x Toulon), registering no penalties and a jump-off time of 34.64 seconds.
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Source: Press release from Longines Masters
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