Grimaud, Saint Tropez, France – July 08, 2021 – Giampiero Garofalo (ITA) and Cava were the stars of the day on Thursday during the fourth week of the Hubside Jumping’s CSI 4* at Haras de Grillons, claiming top honors in the feature class of the day, the €25,400 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 4*.
Riding the 2011 bay Oldenburg mare (Cadensky x Clinton), the Italian overcame all the 1.45m obstacles on the course flawlessly before galloping across the finish line in 66.96 seconds.
It was a tight call between the top two highest-placed combinations as Ahmad Saber Hamcho (SYR) and Caldero (Camaro M x Cortez) were just five-hundredths of a second off the pace of the winners, a mark that earned them silver honors.
It was not a total disappointment for the host nation as Aymeric de Ponnat (FRA) managed to climb onto the podium after a third-place finish with Elize (Bamako de Muze x Nabab de Reve), registering no penalties in 67.40 seconds.
Final Results – €25,400 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 4*
1) Giampiero Garofalo (ITA) & Cava – 0 / 66.96
2) Ahmad Saber Hamcho (EGY) & Caldero – 0 / 67.01
3) Aymeric de Ponnat (FRA) & Elize – 0 / 67.40
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