Grimaud, France – April 28, 2022 – The third week of the 2022 Hubside Jumping Spring Tour Series got underway on Thursday and it was Marie Hecart (FRA) who stole the spotlight, winning the opening class of both the CSI 5* & CSI 2*. In the five-star category, Hecart teamed up with Vahinee for victory in the €25,500 Hubside Store Speed Challenge CSI 5*
A total of 60 combinations entered the ring for the 1.45m challenge against the clock but it was the Hecart and the 2009 bay Selle Français mare (Lauterbach x Darco) who prevailed, doing so in 66.07 seconds.
It was a one-two for the host nation as the runner-up position was claimed by Sebastein Duplant (FRA) aboard Alpha de Preuilly (Pacha de Preuilly x Cento), crossing the finish line in 66.30 seconds.
Jérôme Guery (BEL) and Great Britain V (Nabab de Reve x Carolus II)put in a valiant effort, rounding out the top three with no penalties in 67.31 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Marie Hecart (FRA)
“It’s a double good surprise! I know Vahinee by heart and she is very fast on the ground so I watched one or two rounds at the start of the contest and I kept my base plan. Once again, I I didn’t expect to win this event because I added a stride at the end of the course and given the field present this weekend, I didn’t think it would be enough. But everything worked out and I’m delighted!”
Final Results – €25,500 Hubside Store Speed Challenge CSI 2*
1) Marie Hecart (FRA) & Vahinee – 0 / 66.07
2) Sebastien Duplant (FRA) & Alpha de Preuilly – 0 / 66.30
3) Jérôme Guery (BEL) & Great Britain V – 0 / 67.31
Source: Press Release by Daniel Kroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot