Julien Epaillard & Donatello d’Auge Dare to Be Fast in €60,000 Severs Breeman Prize CSIO 5*

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – June 25, 2022 – Ten combinations competed for first prize in the jump-off concluding the €60,000 Severs Breeman Prize CSIO 5*. Frenchman Julien Epaillard (FRA) seized the victory. With Donatello d’Auge he set a clear jump-off performance that could not be matched by another duo in 31.26 seconds.

First to start in this competition was seasoned German rider Marcus Ehning (GER) and Calanda. With an impressive clear round, they set the bar high for his fellow competitors in the first round. Greek rider Loli Mytilineou (GRE) who set the fastest time, followed by Jack Whitaker (GBR) and Jaime Marsh.

The jump-off was spectacular. Both Marcus Ehning (GER) and Douglas Lindelöw (SWE) seemed to breeze through the course, right until the last obstacle, where both made a mistake. The combinations to follow knew what to watch out for in their run.

Hans-Dieter Dreher (GER) and  Cous Cous (Cachas x Lasino) were third to start, the same position they finished in the 1.50m challenge, producing a clean effort in 32.14 seconds.

Fourth to enter the arena, it was Julien Epaillard (FRA) aboard Donatello d’Auge. The Flying Frenchman and the 9-year-old bay Selle Français gelding (Jarnac x Hello Pierville) stayed clear of the obstacles, setting a time 0.88 seconds faster than Dreher, taking over the lead for good.

Jaime Marsh (GBR) and Jack Whitaker (GBR) also had a clear run, but their times put them in seventh and eighth place.

Belgium’s Pieter Clemens (BEL) rode Malibu de Wiqui ( Nabab de Reve) towards the second spot on the podium, registering no penalties in 32.03 seconds at the end of their jump-off performance.

Final Results – €60,000 Severs Breeman Prize CSIO 5*

1) Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Donatello d’Auge – 0 / 0 – 31.26

2) Pieter Clemens (BEL) & Malibu de Wiqui – 0 / 0 – 32.03

3) Hans-Dieter Dreher (GER) & Cous Cous – 0 / 0 – 32.14

Source: Press Release (edited) from CHIO Rotterdam

Photo: © CHIO Rotterdam / Anita Sajet