Mathieu Billot Accelerates to Be the Best at La Baule CSIO 5*

La Baule, France – May 05, 2022 – France got off to a great start at the 20222 edition of the Jumping International of La Baule CSIO 5*. Mathieu Billot (FRA) and H claimed top honors in the €25,500 Prix Département Loire Atlantique CSIO 5* on Thursday, setting the stage for a great event.

The Frenchman and the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Indoctro x Emilion) were supreme in the 1.45m speed challenge against 55 other combinations, accelerating across the finish line in 63.37 seconds after a penalty-free performance.

Grégory Wathelet (BEL) & Ace of Hearts

Grégory Wathelet (BEL) claimed second place aboard Ace of Hearts (Aliandro x Ra), just four-tenths of a second slower than the eventual winners.

Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) & Citadin du Chatellier

The host country managed to put two of their own on the podium as Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) placed third aboard Citadin du Chatellier (L’Arc de Triomphe x Diamant de Semilly), doing so in 64.80 seconds.

Final Results – €25,500 Prix Département Loire Atlantique CSIO 5*

1) Mathieu Billot (FRA) & H – 0 / 63.37

2) Gregory Wathelet (BEL) & Ace of Hearts – 0 / 63.77

3) Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) & Citadin du Chatellier – 0 / 64.80

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