Geneva, Switzerland – December 08, 2022 – Thursday afternoon at the 2022 CHI of Geneva began with French rider Simon Delestre (FRA) partnering Iniesta V to victory in the Prix Swiss Wine Genève CSI 5*, a Table A against-the-clock event in two sections.
Delestre and the 2013 bay Dutch Warmblood / Royal Dutch Sport Horse gelding (Zambesi TN x No Limit) dashed for the cash in the speed section of 1.45m challenge by clearing all the obstacles and completing the second phase flawlessly in 25.26 seconds
The closest ones to the eventual winners were Melanie Cloarec (FRA) and Nora de Mariposa Pleville (Elvis Ter Putte x Berlin) who crossed the final timers in 25.81 seconds.
The podium was completed by Willem Greve (NED) and Highway M TN (Eldorado van de Zeshoek x Chellano Z) after riding clear all the wire, registering 26.60 seconds at end of the second phase.
Winner’s Circle – Simon Delestre (FRA)
“It’s always really nice to start an event with a win. Iniesta V is a horse that needs to get off on the right foot at competitions, and this performance augurs well for the next couple of days. The two horses I’ve ridden this morning are both in great form. Tonight, it’s a different horse and a different story, but I’ve got faith in all of them.”
Final Results – Prix Swiss Wine Genève CSI 5*
1) Simon Delestre (FRA) & Iniesta V – 0 / 0 – 25.26
2) Melanie Cloarec (FRA) & Nora de Mariposa Pleville – 0 / 0 – 25.81
3) Willem Greve (NED) & Highway M TN – 0 / 0 – 26.60
Source: Press Release from CHI de Genève
Photo: © CHIG / Soraya Exquis Photographie
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