Grimaud, France – October 09, 2021 – Frenchman Benoit Cernin (FRA) was also in great form and very much in view last Saturday, winning two speed classes: the 1.50m in the CSI 4* and the 1.45m in the CSI 2*. A little later the French Marseillaise was heard again for Benoit Cernin (FRA)!
The Frenchman won the CSI 4* – 1.50m speed class with his promising Cookie de Vesvre, a 9–year-old gelding by Dollar Dela Pierre, tripping the timers just shy of the 58-seconds mark after leaving all the poles up for no penalties.
Italy’s Giampiero Garofalo (ITA) and Cava were the closest ones, completing their penalty-free effort in 58.61 seconds.
France’s Paul Delforge (FRA) and Terre du Banney rounded out the top three backed by a clean effort in 61.31 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Benoit Cernin (FRA)
“It’s only his second 1.50m, he did one in Valence, and won”, explained the rider from Saône-et-Loire. I’m gradually entering him in classes over this height and at the moment it’s not proving to be a problem for him. He jumped really well, he wants to go, gives everything, maybe even too much sometimes, it’s complicated to do a schooling round with him because he always wants to win. When he was a 6 year old I didn’t think he was capable of doing the 7 year old classes and 1.40m tracks, finally he’s proved me wrong. He’s real potential to reach the top and I’ve got a lots of hopes for him”.
Final Results – €15,000 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 4*
1) Benoit Cernin (FRA) & Cookie de Vesvre – 0 / 57.99
2) Giampiero Garofalo (ITA) & Cava – 0 / 58.61
3) Paul Delforge (ITA) & Terre du Banney – 0 / 61.31
Source: Press Release by Juliette Gorin / Aliénor de La Rochefoucauld / Anchor Equitation for Hubside Jumping Grimaud
Photos: © Sportfot