La Baule, France – June 10, 2021 – Jérôme Guery (BEL) and Eras Ste Hermelle jumped towards victory in the Prix FFE Equiaction – Fonds de dotation de la Fédération Française d’Equitation with Eras Ste Hermelle yesterday during the opening day of the Longines Jumping International of La Baule CSIO 5*.
The Belgian and the 11-year-old chestnut Belgian Sport Horse (Vargas de Ste Hermelle x Andiamo) sped to victory in the 1.50m speed challenge by leaving all the poles up for no penalties, claiming top honos in 67.63 seconds.
Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Indra van de Oude Heihoef (Casantos x Action-breaker) also registered a clean scorecard, being timed in 58.78 seconds for the runner-up position.
Mathieu Billot (FRA) was more conservative aboard Lord de Muze (Nabab de Reve x For Pleasure) and the Frenchman’s strategy paid off as the duo earned bronze honors in 69.46 seconds.
Final Results – €25,520 Prix FFE Equi’Action CSIO 5*
1) Jérôme Guery (BEL) & Eras Ste Hermelle – 0 / 67.63
2) Shane Sweetnam (IRL) & Indra van de Oude Heihoef – 0 / 68.78
3) Mathieu Billot (FRA) & Lord de Muze – 0 / 69.46
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