CSI 5*

Harry Charles Jumps into Stardom in €62,000 Prix du 24 Faubourg CSI 5* at Paris

Paris, France – March 19, 2022 – The second day of competition in the Saut Hermès concluded under the floodlights with the €62,000 Prix du 24 Faubourg CSI 5*. Twenty-seven couples took the start of this accumulator competition with progressive difficulties. Comprising ten fences, the course boasted a final ‘joker’ effort: a narrower vertical jump of 1m65, where twenty points could be won or lost in the event of a fault.
For the second time today, God Save The Queen resonated around the nave of the Grand Palais Éphémère. For his debut performance in the Saut Hermès, twenty-two-year-old Briton, Harry Charles (GBR), excelled in the race against the clock, amassing sixty-five points thanks to a clear round and a time of 42’’72. He was paired with Stardust, a horse which helped him win the World Cup leg in London (UK) in December. 

“Stardust is one of my best horses. It’s so great that we have a class like this in the evening. I saved her a bit for this class tonight. I thought it would be a nice atmosphere with a lot of people watching. It was wonderful sport tonight and a superb feeling to win here!”

Denis Lynch (IRL)

Ten horse and rider combinations completed the course without penalty. The best time went to Denis Lynch (IRL) on GC Chopin’s Bushi (43’’96). Twenty-second in the world, the rider beat two French riders; Edward Levy and Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) placing third and fourth respectively.

Edward Levy (FRA)

Paired with Rebeca LS, Edward Levy crossed the finish line in 44’’01 in the same second as the more senior Olympic team champion and the last rider to take the start tonight, Roger-Yves Bost (44’’13).  

Harry Charles (GBR) & Stardust during the awards ceremony

Final Results –€62,000 Prix du 24 Faubourg CSI 5*

1) Harry Charles (GBR) & Stardust – 0 – 42.72

2) Denis Lynch (IRL) & GC Chopin’s Bushi – 0 / 0 – 43.96

3) Edward Levy (FRA) & Rebeca LS – 0 / 0 – 44.01

Source: Press Release from Saut Hermès

Photos: © Saut Hermès / Christophe Tanière