Bourg-en-Bresse, France – May 20, 2021 – The French flag was raised higher than the rest as Michel Robert (FRA) and Emerette rode to victory in the €26,100 Conseil Regional Auvergne Rhône Alpes yesterday during the opening day of the Jumper International de Bourg-en-Bresse.
The Frenchman and the 12-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood mare (Diarado x Almerette) secured top honors by posting a penalty-free performance in 65.21 seconds.
Nina Mallevaey (FRA) and Virtuose Champeix (Rubin des Bruyeres x Avec Espoir) also cleared all the poles set at 1.50m meters, registering no penalties in 67.02 seconds to earn a second-place finish.
The host nation got off to a great start in the main class of the day, backed by an all-French trifecta. Julien Gonin (FRA) and Valou Du Lys (Calvaro F.C. x Galoubet A.) were also clean while tripping the timers in 67.19 seconds for bronze honors.
Final Results – €26,100 Conseil Regional Auvergne Rhone Alpes Speed Challenge CSI 4*
1) Michel Robert (FRA) & Emerette – 0 / 65.21
2) Nina Mallevaey (FRA) & Virtuose Champeix – 0 / 67.02
3) Julien Gonin (FRA) & Valou Du Lys – 0 / 67.19
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Photo: © Jumping International de Bourg-en-Bresse