Oliva Nova, Spain – November 05, 2021 – After winning the Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 3* the day before and for the second time in as many days, Julien Epaillard (FRA) and Cheyenne d’Auge were in the winner’s circle, claiming top honors in the €26,500 CHG – Construcciones Hispano Germanas S.A Trophy CSI 3*, a two-phase challenge that was the feature class on Friday at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour.
The Frenchman and the 2012 bay Selle Français mare (Guarana Champeix x Diamant de Semilly) secured their second of back-to-back victories by advancing to and completing the second section of the 1.45m challenge in 24 seconds flat.
The next two top spots on the podium were conquered by Belgian riders. Constant van Paesschen (BEL) and Diaz du Thot (Ready Boy des Forets ‘Hn’ x Diams du Grasset) were the closest ones, securing a second-place finish in 24.42 seconds.
Jérôme Guery (BEL) and Margriet de Mariposa (Nabab de Reve x For Pleasure) were also clea all the way to the wire, putting Belgian amongst the top three again after crossing the finish line in 24.97 seconds.
Final Results – €26,500 CHG – Construcciones Hispano Germanas S.A.
1) Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Cheyenne d’Auge – 0 / 0 – 24.00
2) Constant van Paesschen (BEL) & Diaz du Thot – 0 / 0 – 24.42
3) Jérôme Guery (BEL) & Margriet de Mariposa – 0 / 0 – 24.97
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