Grimaud, France – September 24, 2021 – Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) is known to be a formidable opponent when it comes to going fast and the speedy Italian lived up to his reputation, winning the €25,400 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 5*. It was with his faithful Carlotta 232, with whom he had recently already won at Hubside Jumping de Valence, Monaco and Valkenswaard,
Gaudiano and the 2009 dark bay Oldenburg mare (Chaccomo x Cento) cleared all the 1.50m obstacles on the course before stopping the timers at 59.07 seconds for the victory.
Great Britain’s Holly Smith (GBR) came close to another win at the venue, but this time she was unable to keep up with the frantic pace set by the Italian rider, still finishing 2nd in 62.72 seconds aboard Fruselli (Zambesi x Karandasj).
Supporters of the host nation witnessed France’s Kevin Staut (FRA) claim third place with Athos des Genets, posting their penalty-free effort in 63.28 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA)
“Carlotta is extremely fast and she jumped really well again today. She’s consistent and proved to me yet again that I can always count on her. I’m absolutely delighted with this new victory here at Grimaud“, said the winner.
Final Results – €25,400 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 5*
1) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Carlotta 232 – 0 / 59.07
2) Holly Smith (GBR) & Fruselli – 0 / 62.72
3) Kevin Staut (FRA) & Athos des Genets – 0 / 63.28
Source: Press Release (edited) from Anchor Equitation for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Sportfot