Grimaud, France – September 10, 2022 – Stronghold of show jumping for four seasons, the Hubside Jumping Grimaud-Golfe de Saint-Tropez launches this weekend its Fall Tour presented by Indexia, a series of five weeks of competitions, including two CSI 5*, the highest level in the hierarchy of international show jumping competitions. For this second day, Mélanie Cloarec (FRA), in the saddle on Fais Toi Belle du Seigneur Pleville won the €51,400 Hubside Store CSI 3* after a jump-off contested by twelve combinations.
Cloarec was supreme in the 1.50m challenge with the 2011 chestnut Belgian Sport Horse mare (Baltik Sitte x Ferme Du Seigneur), registering no penalties in 39.09 seconds during the tiebreaker.
She was ahead of Irishman Billy Twomey (IRL) with Chat Botte E.D. (Casall x Darco), who secured silver honors backed by two penalty-free performances, the decisive one in 39.77 seconds.
Frenchman Julien Anquetin (FRA) earned bronze honors at the controls of Z Ice Cube Z, doing so in 40.05 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Mélanie Cloarec (FRA)
“It was a very cool event (laughs). I was going last in the jump-off; my mare can have a little less action than her competitors, so I decided for ten strides before the front -last obstacle, where the others made nine. On the other hand, I made good progress on the entire course which allowed me to lose little time at this precise place. Fait Toi Belle du Seigneur Pleville is very naturally fast so I was calm. She was previously ridden by Jérôme Guéry. I’ve been riding her for two years, and this year I’m starting to have results in classes with obstacles of 1.45, 1.50 and even 1.55 meters. For example, we won together the Verbier Grand Prix two weeks ago. I am now aiming for consistency at these heights.”
Final Results – €51,400 Hubside Store CSI 3*
1) Melanie Cloarec (FRA) & Fais Toi Belle du Seigneur Pleville – 0 / 0 – 39.09
2) Billy Twomey (IRL) & Chat Botte E.D. – 0 / 0 – 39.77
3) Julien Anquetin (FRA) & Z Ice Cube Z – 0 / 0 – 40.05
Source: Press Release (translated & edited) by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Sportfot