CSI 4*

Daniel Deusser & Tobago Z Dash for the Cash in the €100,000 Hubside Store Grand Prix CSI 4*

Grimaud, France – October 18, 2020 – Even good things must come to an end. After eleven weeks of competition in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the second season of international show jumping at the Hubside Jumping has drawn to a close. A season which was exceptional in every way and ended with the victory of Germany’s Daniel Deusser (GER) and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z.

The atmosphere of the Hubside Jumping de Grimaud’s final Grand Prix today was full of emotion. The emotion of a truly exceptional season, which since June, has brought together the greatest European riders and those from outside Europe who have settled here. The emotion of riders who are now faced with an unknown situation, while the winter season seems doomed, with several leading events that have already been cancelled. The emotion of the farewell to high-level sport of France’s Thierry Rozier (FRA), one of the circuit’s most endearing riders. As usual, Cédric Longis, the French course designer, built a demanding first round for the final €100,000 Hubside.Store Grand Prix CSI 4*, but which completely respected the horses: over a third of the competitors had either a time fault or a pole down. Only eight combinations found the key to the track of the Parisian region’s course designer, including two former Hubside Jumping Grand Prix winners.

Argentina’s José Maria Larocca Jr (ARG), who was first to go in the jump-off with his wonderful Finn Lente, had the first double clear in an amazing time. The Netherlands’ Marc Houtzager (NED) and Sterrehof’s Dante also jumped clear, but were slower than the Argentinean. Belgium’s Gudrun Patteet (BEL), the only lady rider in the jump-off, was also slower and had a pole down with Sea Coast Pebbles Z. Over the past few weeks, we have become accustomed to riders with two wins in the Hubside Jumping‘s Grands Prix: could France’s Nicolas Delmotte (FRA), who was fifth to go and already victorious in Grimaud in September, win for the second time in the Gulf of Saint Tropez’s ring? The rider from France’s Nord department had every reason to believe so, jumping clear with Urvoso du Roch in a slightly faster time than Larocca.

Harrie Smolders (NED) & Dolinn

However, Delmotte’s hopes were rapidly dashed as the following rider, the Netherlands’ Harrie Smolders (NED) and Dolinn, jumped clear and in a faster time. His fellow countryman, Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) and the exceptional Dana Blue, winners of two Grands Prix at the start of the season, knocked one pole down.

Daniel Deusser (GER) & Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z

Germany’s Daniel Desseur (GER), a regular at the French Riviera show, but who hadn’t often taken centre stage until now, jumped clear with Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, and pipped Smolders at the post.

Kevin Staut (FRA) & Viking d’la Rousserie

He went into the provisional lead and only the Olympic team gold medallist, France’s Kevin Staut (FRA) could now stand in his way. Staut jumped clear but was thirty-six hundredths of a second slower and finished second. So Germany’s Daniel Desseur, the World number 3, was victorious at the Hubside Jumping for the first time this season.

Daniel Deusser (GER) & Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z

Winner’s Circle – Daniel Deusser (GER)

I am very happy with this victory, in the CSI 4* Grand Prix of the Hubside Jumping, particularly for my horse Tobago Z. He had to be stopped at the beginning of the year, he came back in the middle of the season on small course, then took part in the CSI 5 * of the Hubside Jumping a few weeks ago. In fact, he’s picking up really well and getting better and better. So much so that he is capable of winning the CSI 4* Grand Prix of the Hubside Jumping today! Really, I am very proud of him! It has been a very difficult and very different year for all the riders, but thanks to the Hubside Jumping we have had a fantastic summer season. I don’t think about going too far in speaking on behalf of all the riders and thanking Sadri Fegaier and the entire Hubside Jumping team very warmly. Thank you for keeping our sport alive and we all hope we will be back here next year.

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Source: Press release by Daniel Koroloff for Hubside Jumping

Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Marco Villanti / Filippo Gabutti / Ljuba Buzzola

Daniel Deusser (GER) & Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z


Daniel Deusser (ALE) est venu, a vu et a conquis le Grand Prix CSI 4* 1,55 m en selle sur Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z lors de cette dernière épreuve de la saison à l’Hubside Jumping.

Les Impressions de Daniel Deusser (ALE)

Je suis très heureux de cette victoire, dans le Grand Prix du CSI 4* de l’Hubside Jumping, particulièrement pour mon cheval Tobago Z. Il a dû être arrêté en début d’année, il est revenu en milieu de saison sur des petits parcours, puis a participé au CSI 5* de l’Hubside Jumping il y a quelques semaines. En fait, il reprend vraiment bien et va de mieux en mieux. Si bien qu’il est capable de remporter le Grand Prix du CSI 4* de l’Hubside Jumping aujourd’hui ! Vraiment, je suis très fier de lui ! L’année a été très difficile et très différente pour tous les cavaliers, mais grâce à l’Hubside Jumping, nous avons pu vivre une fantastique saison estivale. Je ne pense pas trop m’avancer en parlant au nom de tous les cavaliers et en remerciant très chaleureusement Sadri Fegaier et toute l’équipe organisatrice de l’Hubside Jumping. Merci d’avoir gardé notre sport en vie et nous l’espérons tous : nous serons de retour ici l’année prochaine.

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Source: Comuniqué de presse par Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication pour Hubside Jumping

Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Marco Villanti / Filippo Gabutti / Ljuba Buzzola

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