Grimaud, France – April 28, 2022 – The third weekend of the Spring Tour started today at the Hubside Jumping Grimaud-Golfe de Saint-Tropez. After two victories by the Frenchwoman Marie Hecart (FRA) in the opening class of both the CSI 2* then 5* and after Edward Levy (FRA) took control of the main event of the day at 1.50m, spectators thought the day was won by Les Bleus.
Unable to be caught before the end of the race, the Norman finally saw the victory fly away, in the wake of the young Briton Harry Charles (GBR). Completing the perfect course with seventeen hundredths ahead of the French combination, it was Harry Charles (GBR) and Stardust (Chacco-Blue x Con Air 7) who claimed top honors in 63″23.
The host nation came close to the win as silver honors was conquered by Edward Levy (FRA) aboard Rebeca LS (HH Rebozo x Cassini I), backed by a penalty-free performance in 63″40 seconds.
Great Britain managed to put two of their own on the podium as Guy Williams (GBR) and Rouge de Ravel (Ultimo Van Ter Moude x Quouglof Rouge) rode towards bronze honors,
Winner’s Circle – Harry Charles (GBR)
“First of all I have to thank my mare who is extremely fast naturally. I just had to keep her well with me, well concentrated but it’s always a pleasure to ride her in this type of event. This weekend, I I think I will saddle Aralyn Blue in the Grand Prix. It will be her first Grand Prix but she jumped very well today. Stardust will be in the 1.50m class on Saturday and I hope we will have the same success! “
Final Results – €55,500 Celside Speed Challenge CSI 5*
1) Harry Charles (GBR) & Stardust – 0 / 63.23
2) Edward Levy (FRA) & Rebeca LS – 0 / 63.40
3) Guy Williams (GBR) & Rouge de Ravel – 0 / 64.63
Source: Press Release (edited) by Daniel Kroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot