Ratières, France – December 05, 2021 – Julien Epaillard (FRA) and Caracole de La Roque were back in the winner’s circle again on Sunday, claiming top honors in the €25,400 Hubside Grand Prix CSI 2* to conclude the second wee of the Hubside Jumping Valence Winter Tour at Haras des Grillons.
After winning the €25,400 Hubside Jump-off Challenge CSI 2* last Friday, the Frenchman and the 2012 bay Selle Français mare (Zandor Z x Kannan *GFE) left the rest of the competition in the dust. The duo not only registered a double clear but were lightning quick in the jump-off, in fact over two seconds faster than the next pair, blazing across the finish line in 32.35 seconds.
Julien Anquetin (FRA) and Ivizi matched the clean scorecard of the winners, but their time of 34.22 seconds was no match compared to the winning combination. However, their jump-off time of 34.22 was more than enough for silver honors.
Koen Vereecke (BEL) and Arioso du Bois (Rock’N Roll Semilly x Qredo de Paulstra) rounded out the top three with no penalties too, tripping the final timers in 34.40 seconds.
Final Results – €25,400 Hubside Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Caracole de La Roque – 0 / 0 – 32.35
2) Julien Anquetin (FRA) & Ivizi – 0 / 0 – 34.22
3) Koen Vereecke (BEL) & Arioso du Bois – 0 / 0 – 34.40
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