Valencia, Spain – February 14, 2021 – Guillaume Batillat (FRA) and Baby Love galloped towards victory in the €25,500 Grand Prix CSI 2* last Sunday during the third week of the CES Valencia Spring Tour. Sixty two combinations entered the ring to compete in the 1.45m jump-off class with eight of them advancing to the jump-off.
Riding the 2006 grey Dutch Warmblood gelding (Lupicor x Corland), the Frenchman managed to not only overcome all the obstacles on the course but also register the fastest time among only three double clear performances, securing the victory in 40.91 seconds.
Alexa Stais (RSA) and Kurly vd Gorden (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Celano) finished second with a final time of 42.49 seconds while Bart Jay Junior Vandescasteele (BEL ) and Enterprise JT Z (Eldorado van de Zeshoek x Carthago Z) rounded out the top three with a jump-off time of 43.58 seconds.
Final Results – €25,500 Grand Prix CSI 2* 1.45m
1) Guillaume Batillat (FRA) & Baby Love – 0 / 0 – 40.91
2) Alexa Stais (RSA) & Kurly vd Gorden – 0 / 0 – 42.49
3) Bart Jay Junior Vandescasteele (BEL) & Enterprise JT Z – 0 / 0 – 43.58
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