Valence, France – December 04, 2022 – At the end of a nine-pair jump-off, the Frenchman François-Xavier Boudant won the reins of his eight-year-old mare, Eloge de La Tour (Balou du Rouet x Shogoun II). Signing a perfect jump-off in 39.73, he beat two others French riders, Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) with Denerys du Montceau (L’Arc de Triomphe*Bois Margot x Rox de La Touche), clear in 41.20 seconds and Mathilde Couturier (FRA) with Carlotta de Labarde (Calvaro F.C. x Cabdula du Tillard ), having scored four points on the last oxer with a stopwatch of 42.62 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – François Xavier Boudant (FRA)
“Eloge ran here four events counting for the world ranking and at each time she signed a clear round. At only eight years old, she started at this level of competition and I am very happy with her development. The fact that she comes off the track flawlessly every time proves that she is well on point. She is gaining experience in jump-offs and that is coming little by little. Today, I had watched Nicolas’ jump-off (Delmotte, editor’s note) before entering the track and I tried to take advantage of the amplitude of my mare to gain a few seconds on the course which was quite airy. This time we are remained faultless so it’s perfect to end the season in style, commented the winner.
The curtain therefore now closes on this 2022 season of Hubside Jumping after fifteen weeks of competitions at the sites of Grimaud and Valence. Fifteen intense weeks including riders and visitors salute the good organization and end in apotheosis in a warm and festive this weekend at Haras des Grillons de Ratières.
“I am extremely satisfied with this 2022 vintage of Hubside Jumping. Since its creation in 2019, this competition has continued to evolve. Welcoming, once again this year, the greatest champions, if regularly, has been an honor for our teams. I would like to sincerely thank our partners, Hubside and Indexia Group, for their infallible and lasting support, as well as all the teams who work all year round for the organization of Hubside Jumping. I am also very grateful to the many riders, trainers and owners who trust us. They are essential to the success of our events. A big thank you also, to the public who came in large numbers, especially the latter weekends, occasionally the Hubside Fall Tour. At the same time, I am very satisfied as a rider, with the excellent progress of my horses throughout this season. The results reflect the beautiful progress that we have together. As an organizer, as as a rider, I am delighted therefore already to find the Hubside Jumping from April 6, 2023, in Grimaud, to start a new competitive season at the highest level.” – Sadri Fegaier
Final Results – €25,500 Hubside Store Grand Prix CSI 2*, presented by Indexia
- François-Xavier Boudant (FRA) & Eloge de La Tour – 0 / 0 – 39.73
2) Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) & Denerys du Montceau – 0 / 0 – 41.20
3) Mathilde Couturier (FRA) & Carlotta de Labarde – 0 / 4 – 42.62
Source: Press Release (translated) by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot
Categories: CSI 2*, English, Jumper News France