Grimaud, France – September 19, 2021 – It was another Super Sunday at the beautiful Hubside Jumping CSI 5* & 2* and French rider Fanny Skalli (FRA) and the very good Jonka–A got things started with a win in the €25,400 Hubside Store Grand Prix CSI 2*. With 40 riders in the starting blocks and the very last to enter the arena, the pair rode a perfect round and qualified for the jump-off against 4 other competitors including the experienced Mark McAuley (IRL).
The French rider and her 2009 bay Belgian Warmblood mare (Cardento 933) had a commanding win, flying round and stopping the jump-off timers at 34.03 seconds, meaning that the Marseillaise would sound over the main ring at Grimaud.
Second place was claimed by France’s Charlotte Leoni (FRA) on Diakonia du Ventel (35.44 seconds) while third place was secured by Ireland’s Mark McAuley (IRL) with Castlefield (36.41 seconds).
Winner’s Circle – Fanny Skalli (FRA)
“It’s our very first victory in a Grand Prix, so it’s fantastic. We’ll be back next week to try and make it a double!”
Final Results – €25,400 Hubside Store Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Fanny Skalli (FRA) & Jonka-A – 0 / 0 – 34.03
2) Charlotte Leoni (FRA) & Diakonia du Ventel – 0 / 0 –
3) Mark Mcauley (IRL) & Castlefield – 0 / 0 – 36.41
Source: Press Release from Agence Anchor Equitation for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot