Grimaud, France – April 15, 2022 – The only rider qualified for the jump-off of the major event of the CSI 5* of the Hubside Jumping Grimaud – Golfe de Saint-Tropez, the German Jana Wargers (GER) made all these gentlemen agree, and what gentlemen! Current number 128 in the world, the rider had big names against her and riders who are are regularly on the podium, such as Peder Fedricson (SWE), leader of the world ranking, reigning Olympic team champion, Kevin Staut (FRA), Philippe Rozier (FRA) or Roger-Yves Bost (FRA), all three medals. gold in Rio, in 2016, among others.
Associated with the 2009 bay Holsteiner stallion Limbridge (Limbus x Cambridge), Jana Wargers (GER) was supreme in the 1.55m jump-off challenge, clearing all the obstacles on the shortened course before crossing the finish line in 41.21 seconds.
Philippe Rozier (FRA) and Le Coultre de Muze (Presley Boy x Vigo d’Arsouilles) claimed second place, not too far behind backed by penalty-free jump-off performance in 41.40 seconds.
Kevin Staut (FRA) rode Visconti du Telman (Toulon x Dollar du Murier) towards bronze honors, a half second slower than the eventual winners.
For her first participation in the Hubside Jumping Grimaud-Golfe de Saint-Tropez, the rider is entering the Côte d’Azur… noticed!
Winner’s Circle – Jana Wargers (GER)
“I am so happy and so proud of my horse Limbridge! He jumped exceptionally today and really fought for me and for our victory. number 3. The penultimate obstacle, coming out of the bend, was also tricky, with quite a few faults: these are the kind of obstacles you should be able to take head-on, but in a jump-off, it’s often impossible. But I trusted my horse, he has so many qualities, and everything went divinely. Limbridge will not be out tomorrow, but he will jump the Grand Prix. He is currently in great shape: fingers crossed for Sunday! I am participating in the Hubside Jumping for the first time, and I must admit that I already love this competition! And this, since the first day! The weather is perfect, the grounds are top: it’s magic to be here, on the initiative of Sadri Fegaier, the Indexia group and Hubside.”
Final Results – €55,000 Hubside Jump-off Challenge CSI 5*
1) Jana Wargers (GER) & Limbridge – 0 / 0 – 41.21
2) Philippe Rozier (FRA) & Le Coutre de Muze – 0 / 0 – 41.40
3) Kevin Staut (FRA) & Visconti du Telman – 0 / 0 – 41.71
Source: Press Release (edited) from Hubside Jumping
Photo: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot