Ratiéres, France – December 05, 2021 – Koen Vereecke (BEL) and Kasanova de La Pomme were the “Kings of the Week” after claiming the crown jewel of the second week of competitions during the 2021 Hubside Jumping Valence Winter Tour. The duo topped eight othe combinations in the tiebreaker to secure first place in the €100,000 Hubside Grand Prix CSI 4*.
Vereecke and the 2010 bay Belgian Warmblood stallion (Bamako de Muze) were victorious by clearing all the 1.55m obstacles of the Longines Ranking class, registering the fastest time of 35.77 seconds during the tiebreaker.
The host nation was represented on the podium as Nicolas Delmotte (FRA)and Ilex VP (Diamant de Semilly x Darco) rode towards silver honors, being exactly on second slower than the eventual winners in the deicisive phase.
After winning the €35,000 Hubside Jump-Off Challenge CSI 4* last Friday, François Xavier Boudant (FRA) and Brazyl du Mezel ( Haloubet de Gorze x Apache d’Adriers) managed another podium finish. They dynamic dyo earned bronze honors backed by a clean scorecard and a final time of 36.95 seconds.
Final Results – €100,000 Hubside Grand Prix CSI 4*
1) Koen Vereecke (BEL) & Kasanova de La Pomme – 0 / 0 – 35.77
2) Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) & Ilex VP – 0 / 0 – 36.77
3) François Xavier Boudant (FRA) & Brazyl du Mezel – 0 / 0 – 36.96
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