Grimaud, France – July 22, 2022 – The reigning French Pro Elite champion, Pénélope Leprévost (FRA) was victorious this morning in the most important class of the day at Hubside Jumping. Under the sun of Grimaud, in the Gulf of Saint Tropez, the tricolor won the €25,000 Celside Speed Challenge CSI 2*, at the reins of GFE Candy de Nantuel. But that was not the only victory by the Léprévost family on the day. A few minutes later, his daughter Eden Leprévost Blin Lebreton (FRA), also French champion (Pro1), won the 1.40m event presented by Hubside, at the helm of Déesse de Coquerie.
A total of the 39 combinations managed to clear all the 1.45m obstacles and complete the course without having any penalties attributed to them. Riding the 2012 Selle Français stallion (Luidam x Diamant de Semilly), the 2022 French champion was supreme, crossing the finish line in 64.48 seconds.
Megane Moissonnier (FRA) and Bracadabra (Pacific des Essarts x Couleur Rubin) were the second-fastest ones, earning the second spot on the podium in 64.79 seconds while Morgan Bordat (FRA) and Uma (Calvaro F.C. x Veneur d’Etenclin) rounded out the top three by being only twelve-hundredths of a second slower.
Winner’s Circle – Pénélope Leprévost (FRA)
“I’m very happy to be back at Hubside Jumping! The conditions are very pleasant. It’s hot, but since the tests are early, that’s fine! Candy had already jumped very well here the last time we came. Since then he has taken a break from sport to ride and he is coming back very well. I picked it up early last year. It took me a while to get back but now it’s going very well. Now we have to jump a little higher! ”
Full Results – €25,000 Celside Speed Challenge CSI 2*
1) Pénélope Leprévost (FRA) & GFE Candy de Nantuel – 64.48
2) Megane Moissonnier (FRA) & Bracadabra – 0 – 64.79
3) Morgan Bordat (FRA) & Uma – 0 – 64.91
Source: Press Release (translated & edited) by Eloise Lépine / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photo: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot