Grimaud, France – September 17, 2022 – Known as one of the fastest riders in the world, David Will (GER) lived up to his reputation, dashing for the cash in the €25,500 Hubside Two Phase Challenge CSI 2* on Saturday during the penultimate day of the second week of the Hubside Jumping’s Fall Tour CSI 4* & CSI 2* at Haras des Grillons.
Fifty-three combinations took off in the special two-phase challenge but only twelve of them completed both sections of the course without having any penalties attributed to them. The German and the 2006 bay Oldenburg gelding (Forsyth FRH x Feuerwerk) were supreme by completing phase two in flawless fashion while crossing the final timers in 29.43 seconds.
Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) and Urane (Miami de Semilly x Drakkar des Hutins) were less than a half-second off the winning mark, completing the final section in 29.86 seconds.
Winners of the €25,500 Hubside Store Speed Challenge CSI 2* the day before, Lorenzo de luca (ITA) and Dirka de Blondel (Very Berlin de Castel x Lauterbach) had another solid performance, rounding out the top three in 30.13 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – David Will (GER)
“I am very happy with this victory. Forest Gump is a bit of a veteran of the stables and he is back in great shape after a short break. I think I was a little slow at the start of the second phase but I turned really tight to reach [obstacle] number 10. I had a little luck on this obstacle, but in the end the bars held! “
Final Results – €25,500 Hubside Store Special Two-Phase Challenge CSI 2*
1) David Will (GER) & Forest Gump 29 – 0 / 0 – 29.43
2) Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) & Urane – 0 / 0 – 29.86
3) Lorenzo de luca (ITA) & Dirka de Blondel – 0 / 0 – 30.13
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Source Interview : Press Release (translated) by Eloise Lépine / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot