Dinard, France – July 16, 2021 – On this second day of competition, the top level riders engaged in the CSI5* with two occasions to shine on the grass arena. The biggest challenge of the day was definitely the 1,55m class in the CSI5* presented by the Town Council of Dinard CSI 5*.
Out of 43 pairs, sixteen riders managed to clear the course and compete in a fiercly contested jump off. The course designer Jean-François Morand had planned a succession of sharp turns and long straight lines where the riders asked the maximum speed to their horses. Taking all the risks, the Swedish Henrik Von Eckermann (SWE) completed an impressive winning round with great ease, associated to his ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Glamour Girl (Zirocco Blue x Caletto I), with which he has been for over a year, and who will be his partner in the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday. The duo left the competition in the dust despite completing their second flawless effort in blazing speed, crossing the finish line in 45.08 seconds.
Second with his Hello Vincent (Consul DL Vie Z x Fergar Mail), Scott Brash (GBR) was delighted about his first participation in the Jumping International of Dinard CSI 5*, where he really appreciates the site, the quality of the organization, and the enthusiasm of the public. Brash was bold aboard the 11-year-old Zangersheide stallion, securing silver honors a penalty-free jump-off effort in 45.56 seconds.
Daniel Coyle (IRL) and Oak Grove’s Carlyle (Casall x Corrado I) were also double clear, rounding out the top three in 4.7.05 seconds.
Out of five French riders in the jump off, only the young Alexa Ferrer (FRA) manages to double clear with her mare Uranie de Belcour, and finishes 6th, a remarkable performance for her first participation in this showjumping.
Final Results – €60,000 Conseil Municipal de Dinard CSI 5*
1) Henrik Von Eckermann (SWE) & Glamour Girl – 0 / 0 – 45.08
2) Scott Brash (GBR) & Hello Vincent – 0 / 0 – 45.56
3) Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Oak Grove’s Carlyle – 0 / 0 – 47.05
Source: Press Release from Jumping International de Dinard
Photo: © Jumping International de Dinard