CSI 5*

Darragh Kenny & Vinci de Beaufour Triumphant in €51,400 Hubside Jump-off Challenge CSI 5*

Saint-Tropez, France – June 19, 2021 –  Winner of the €100,000 Hubside Grand Prix CSI 4* last week at the Hubside Jumping Grimaud-Golfe de Saint-Tropez, the American Jessica Springsteen (USA) came close to winning again in today’s major event, still associated with RMF Tinkerbell (Incolor x Argentinus), this time in the CSI 5*. Two fingers or rather twenty-seven hundredths of a second, was indeed what separated her from the one who finally seized the victory, the Irishman Darragh Kenny (IRL) aboard Vinci de Beaufour.

Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Vinci de Beaufour

In the saddle on the 2009 chestnut Selle Français gelding (Diamant de Semilly x Heartbreaker), the Irishman showed his skills in the tiebreaker towards a the fastest penalty-performance, being timed in 34.59 seconds.

Italian Giulia Martinengo Marquet (ITA) and Calle Deluxe completed the podium, backed by a clean scorecard and a jump-off time of 35.03 seconds.

Winner’s Circle – Darragh Kenny (IRL)

“I started riding Vinci de Beaufour in mid-January. He’s a really great horse! It’s owned by a good friend, Devon MacNeil, and his father. They bought Vinci there. is about a year old and he’s a fantastic horse. I love him. We jumped a few big Grands Prix in Wellington this winter, then he was resting for a few weeks in the US. He’s been back in Europe for a while, ten days and it’s his first show. I really think he can make a great Grand Prix horse. Usually, I take time to build my horses, but in his case everything goes faster, having participated in the Grand Prix endowed with US $ 500,000 in Wellington: he jumped very well and I think he can develop into having a very good career at the top level.”

Final Results – €51,400 Hubside Jump-off Challenge CSI 5*

1) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Vinci de Beaufour – 0 / 0 – 34.59

2) Jessica Springsteen (USA) & RMF Tinkerbell – 0 / 0 – 34.86

3) Giulia Martinengo Marquet (ITA) & Calle Deluxe – 0 / 0 – 35.03

Source: Press Release by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping

Photos: © Hubside Jumping