Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – January 28, 2022 – Paris Sellon (USA) has once again demonstrated what an amazing partnership she has with her lovely chestnut mare Anna Jo. After coming second in the 1.45m class here at Montenmedio on the 21st of January, she then repeated that placing in the Longines GP Ranking class on the 23rd, only to top it off today, by winning this €25,500 FEI Longines Ranking Speed Challenge CSI 2*, with just over 0.4 of a second in hand.
This talented mare Anna Jo, is by Acodetto 2, and her dam-sire is the famous stallion, For Pleasure. She is owned by Willow Grace Farms. Paris is based in Switzerland with Martin Fuchs (SUI), where they started a business together a few years back called Twin Flame Horses, sourcing top quality horses in Europe and producing them for the American market. Paris lists Susie Schroer (when she was a junior) and Lauren Hough amongst the most influential trainers in her life. Her outlook on this sport is to stay patient and to seize the moment and make it the best you can. Although she has told us in the past that one of her favourite horse colours is grey, we think she might be rather fond of this chestnut mare!
Paris stopped the clock in 65.08 seconds and the Spanish rider Mariano Martínez Bastida (ESP), took second place with ‘Mogambo’. This pair have also been jumping well here with great results, indeed they won the 1.45m class on the 20th ofJanuary. Today they finished this speed class with a clear in 65.49 seconds, comfortably ahead of the Egyptian rider, Karim El Zoghby (EGY) who was third with ‘Gallos’, timed in 68.86 seconds.
Final Results – €25,500 FEI Longines Speed Challenge CSI 2*
1) Paris Sellon (USA) & Anna Jo – 0 / 65.08
2) Mariano Martinez Bastida (ESP) & Mogambo – 0 / 65.49
3) Karim Elzoghby (EGY) & Gallos – 0 / 68.86
Source: Press Release from the Sunshine Tour
Photo: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia