Grimaud, France – June 10, 2021 – First big event in the CSI 4* of the Hubside Jumping Grimaud-Golfe de Saint-Tropez, and first victory for Eduardo Pereira de Menezes (BRA), who teamed up with H5 Elvaro, won the 1.45m challenge out of 32 combinations, at the controls of H5 Elvaro.
The Brazilian and H5 Sport Horses’ 2009 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Calvaro F.C. x Heartbreaker) sped to victory in the challenge against the clock, completing their performance flawlessly in 64.19 seconds.
The Brazilian was over a second faster than American rider Laura Kraut (USA), who was second with Galliano VM (Ukato x Vincenzo) by crossing the finish line in 65.30 seconds.
Max Kühner (AUT) and Vancouver Dreams (Valentino x Stakkato) rounded out the top three, being only eight-hundredths of second off the pace of the latter two.
Winner’s Circle – Eduardo Menezes (BRA)
“Of course, I am very happy with this victory with H5 Elvaro: when you come out on top of an event, it’s very easy to say that the course was very good, but in this case, I think it is was objectively very good for a first day: this course invited the horses to jump gently, to start the week. My horse Elvaro is in great shape, he has already won four events counting for the ranking this year. He will run the Grand Prix this year. week, in addition to this event which he won and which gave him a very good start to his stay in Grimaud. My oldest horse, H5 Quintol, will take part in the two other “ranking” events tomorrow and Saturday. love Hubside Jumping: I came during the launch, and the contest only gets better. Of course, there are all the towns around which are charming, like Saint-Tropez and Grimaud, from which I enjoy the activities. competition is also extraordinary. The paddock is magnificent, the size of the track is beautiful: it’s a great place for horses, to work.”
Final Results – €25,400 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 4*
1) Eduardo Pereira de Menezes (BRA) & H5 Elvaro – 0 – 64.19
2) Laura Kraut (USA) & Galliano VM – 0 – 65.30
3) Max Kühner (AUT) & Vancouver Dreams – 0 – 65.38
Source: Press Release by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Filippo Gabutti