CSI 4*

Emanuele Gaudiano & Chalou Supreme in $440,000 Grand Prix CSI 4* at Poznań

Poznań, Poland – June 19, 2022 – The PLN $440,000 Grand Prix CSI 4* of the 4FouleeCHI Poznań ocompetition in Poznań, for the trophy of the Mayor of the City of Poznań and the awards of the patron of the event – Mr. Roman Roszkiewicz and the City of Poznań, gathered 37 pairs on the starting list. With the applause of the audience gathered at the Wola Hippodrome, seven of them flawlessly went over the demanding first course. There was no shortage of sports emotions in the final jump-off. In the end, Italian Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) turned out to be the best, riding the 13-year-old chestnut Oldenburg gelding (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) Chalou.

Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Chalou

Together, the dynamic duo completed the jump-off course flawlessly, clearing all the obstacles set at the maximum height of 1.60 meters before crossing the finish line in 35.07 seconds.

“The course was big enough, we had a water jump, the triple bar and the triple combination at the end. It was a nice run, fair and clear, and a nice jump-off as well” – said the rider about the course prepared by the Polish course designer Szymon Tarant (POL) – “I went as number five in the jump-off, we already had two clears and I went fast but not too crazy, I did one more stride to the last jump. The rider after me tried to beat me, but I had some luck. Chalou jumped great, he’s an amazing horse and he was brilliant today.”

Andreas Schou (DEN) & Independent

After winning the $605,750 Longines Grand Prix of Sopot CSIO 5* just over a week earlier, Andreas Schou (DEN) and Independent (Diamant de Revel) came close to scoring their second major victory in Poland, this time finishing second after two penalty-free performances and a final time of 35.56 seconds.

Roberto Turchetto (ITA) & Lovely Girl 25

The podium was completed by Italian Roberto Turchetto (ITA) aboard Lovely Girl 25 (Legolas x Quidam de Revel), matching the double clean of the previous two combinations while completing their second effort in 36.48 seconds.

Final Results – PLN $440,000 Grand Prix of Poznan CSI 4*

1) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Chalou – 0 / 0 – 35.07

2) Andreas Schou (DEN) & Independent – 0 / 0 – 35.56

3) Roberto Turchetto (ITA) & Lovely Girl 25 – 0 / 0 – 36.48

Source: Press Release (edited) from 4Foulee – CHI Poznań

Photos: © Asia Bręklewicz / Kamila Tworkowska for 4Foulee