Grimaud, Saint Tropez, France – May 26, 2022 – The last week of competition for the Hubside Spring Tour in Grimaud, in the Var, began with a victory lap by Marie Hecart (FRA) and Vahinee. The duo won in the most important contest of the day, the €25,000 Special Two-Phase CSI 3*, presented by Celside.
Twenty-eight combinations participated in 1.45m challenge but Hecart and the thirteen-year-old bay Selle Français mare (Lauterbach x Darco) prevailed, completing the second section of the course in 29.57 seconds.
The combination finished ahead of two other French riders: Charlotte Leoni (FRA) on Venezia d’Elke (31.03 seconds), and Mégane Moissonnier (FRA), in the saddle on Baladin des Matis (31.97 seconds).
Winner’s Circle – Marie Hecart (FRA)
“The course of this class was pretty standard for a first day course. It’s really the kind of course that my mare, Vahinee, needed. She is very very fast and often she is so fast that I have to take my time to be careful and aim to be in the top three. This time, I gave everything to win the class. And it worked! I moved up to number 8 at the start of the class. There wasn’t necessarily options in terms of strides, just turns to take inside. And I must say that I wasted no time. I feel great here at the Hubside Jumping Grimaud-Golfe de Saint-Tropez: my horses always jump very well here, and each time, I am delighted to come back.”
Final Results – €25,000 Celside Special Two-Phase CSI 3*
1) Marie Hecart (FRA) & Vahinee – 0 / 0 – 29.57
2) Charlotte Leonie (FRA) & Venezia d’Elke – 0/ 0 – 31.03
3) Megane Moissonnier (FRA) & Baladin des Matis – 0 / 0 – 31.97
Source: Press Release (translated & edited) by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot