Valence, France – December 04, 2022 – This Sunday, December 4th marked the last day of competition for the 2022 Hubside Jumping and with it the coronation of the last champions of this vintage. In the riding school of the Haras des Grillons, in Ratières, where the atmosphere of the end of the year celebrations reigned, warm and festive, the Frenchman Olivier Perreau (FRA) at the reins of GL Events Venizia d’Aiguilly imposed himself in the €100,000 Hubside Storie Grand Prix 3*, presented by Indexia.
A Nine-man Final, but no One to Catch Olivier Perreau
Thirty-three couples were at the start of the final 2022 Hubside Jumping Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. On a course at 1.55m, perfectly dosed by the Italian course designer Stefano Morriale, nine couples managed to qualify for the final against the clock. Five French, two Belgians, and two female riders, one Italian, the other German. These two riders, first to achieve the perfect lap, thus opened the barrage. The transalpine Giulia Martinengo Marquet (ITA) faulted on the entry of the double with Scuderia 1918 Calle Deluxe. The first double clear was signed Kendra Claricia Brinkop, representative of the Manschaft, returned in 37.17 seconds with the aptly named In Time. But his timer was going to be immediately lowered… Three more seconds! Three seconds gained on the route of this dam by the Frenchman.
Olivier Perreau (FRA) and his faithful Venizia d’Aiguilly who then took control of the Grand Prix in 34.01 seconds.
If François-Xavier Boudant (FRA) finished a few hundredths ahead, he saw victory flying away due to a foul by Brazyl du Mezel in the suit. The Belgian Constant van Paesschen (BEL) also needed on double the verticals. Perreau therefore retained the provisional lead.
And the last jump-offs were not going to bring the suspense down. All returned with a clean score, neither the Belgian Andres Vereecke and his gray Call me de Muze Z (34’’78), nor the Frenchman Marc Dilasser (FRA) and Arioto de Gevres (34”98), not even the host of the competition Sadri Fegaier (FRA) and his Manchester van’T Paradijs (37”92) failed to catch up with the Perreau rocket. They finished third, fourth and sixth respectively.
Last competitor to start and not the least, Harold Boisset (FRA), known for his speed on the track, offered the Drôme public a final thrill as they approach pole position as closely as possible. Finishing in 34.08 seconds with T’obetty du Domaine, there were finally seven hundredths behind Olivier Perreau (FRA), crowned winner of this Hubside Store Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Indexia.
Harold Boisset (FRA) and Andres Vereeck (BEL) therefore took second and third place respectively in the main event of the day.
Winner’s Circle – Olivier Perreau (FRA)
“Venizia is a great mare. From now on, she can count on GL Events Dorai d’Aiguilly to assist her, which has allowed me to downgrade her a little in recent weeks. I think it did her a lot of good! Thursday, she was already second in the event at 1.50 meters after a good run. Today, I knew we had a good jump-off but I wasn’t sure it was enough. François-Xavier Boudant was also faster than me and luckily for us he made a mistake. I knew that Harold Boisset would be fast but this time the advantage turned in our favour, so much for the better (laughs)! We always feel good here, whether outdoors or indoors. I am really very happy with this weekend during which all the mares had a great competition. Next week, I will be at the CHI Geneva with Venizzia and Dorai. I hope we will be as successful!” confided the last winner of the 2022 Hubside Jumping at the end of the event.
Final Results – €100,000 Hubside Store Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Indexia
1) Olivier Perreau (FRA) & GL Events Venizia d’Aiguilly – 0 / 0 – 34.01
2) Harold Boisset (FRA) & T’Obetty du Domaine – 0 / 0 – 34.08
3) Andres Vereecke (BEL) & Call Me de Muze Z – 0 / 0 – 34.78
Source: Press Release by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot
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