CSI 4*

Emanuele Gaudiano & Carlotta 232 Blaze to Win €25,400 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 4*

Grimaud, France – October 08, 2020 – Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) and Carlotta 232 were back in the winner’s circle once again at the Hubside Jumping de Grimaud. The lightning fast duo claimed victory in the feature class of the day, the €25,400 Hubside Challenge CSI 4*.

Riding the 11-year-old dark bay Oldenburg mare (Chaccomo x Cento), the Italian managed a penalty-free performance in 68.69 seconds to secure first place honors.

Simon Delestre (FRA) & Chesall Zimequest

The host nation was represented on the podium too as Simon Delestre (FRA) and Chesall Zimequest (Casall x Concerto II) stopped the timers in 69.31 seconds.

Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) & Forever

Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) and Forever registered the third fastest clear effort in the 1.45m constest for bronze honors, being timed in 71.06 seconds.

Winner’s Circle – Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA)

Carlotta jumped really well today. She is in great shape. She got a little hungry when she came out of confinement, but after a month it was off again. To tell the truth, it is exceptional. But I know that since the first competition in which we participated together. I remember it very well: she was five years old, it was in Samorin, and we competed in the events dedicated to her age group. She won four of the six races run! Speaking of today and the race won, I have to admit it was not that easy. The course was demanding, with thirteen efforts and three combinations. In the last combination, by the way, I had to add a stride; many riders did it in eight strides, I had to do it in nine. Carlotta will not come out again until Saturday, in the 145 play-off. Chalou will be in the Grand Prix this week, and next week I will undoubtedly competed with a young eight-year-old horse.

Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Carlotta 232 during the awards ceremony

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Interview: Hubside Jumping

Source: Press release by Daniel Koroloff for Hubside Jumping

Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Marco Villanti

Simon Delestre (FRA) & Chesall Zimequest


Dans l’épreuve majeure du CSI 4* de l’Hubside Jumping de Grimaud, l’Italien Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) et son “exceptionnelle” Carlotta 232 s’imposent devant le Français Simon Delestre (FRA) sur Chesall Zimequest et le Suédois Henrik von Eckermann (SUE) sur Forever. 

Les Impressions de Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA)

Carlotta a super bien sauté aujourd’hui. Elle est en grande forme. Elle a eu un petit creux dans sa forme à la sortie du confinement, mais après un mois, c’était reparti. A dire vrai, elle est exceptionnelle. Mais ça, je le sais depuis le premier concours auquel nous avons participé ensemble. Je m’en souviens très bien : elle avait cinq ans, c’était à Samorin, et nous participions aux épreuves dédiées à sa catégorie d’âge. Elle a remporté quatre des six épreuves courues ! A propos d’aujourd’hui et de l’épreuve remportée, je dois reconnaître que ce n’était pas si simple que cela. Le parcours était exigeant, avec treize efforts et trois combinaisons. Dans la dernière combinaison d’ailleurs, il a fallu que j’ajoute une foulée ; de nombreux cavaliers ont placé huit foulées, il a fallu que j’en mette neuf. Carlotta ne ressortira que samedi, sur l’épreuve 145 à barrage. Chalou sera cette semaine dans le Grand Prix, et la semaine prochaine, ce sera sans doute une jeune cheval de huit ans.

Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Marco Villanti