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Countdown to the 2016 Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Rider no. eight – Penelope Leprevost

Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final 2016

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Penelope Leprevost with Flora de Mariposa. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

In the week leading up towards the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva, World of Showjumping presents the ten riders that will compete. We continue with Penelope Leprevost, a rider that has been in the prestigious Top 10 during the entire year.

Name: Penelope Leprevost

Age: 36

Country: France

Current world rank (N° 191): No. 9

No. of times in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Four (2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015)

Best result in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Fifth, both in Geneva in 2010 with Mylord Carthago HN and in 2015 with Flora de Mariposa

No. of months in the Top 10 during 2016 (January-November rankings N° 181-N° 191): Eleven

Best world rank during 2016: No. 3 (Ranking N° 187)

Spills from 2016: Falling off Flora de Mariposa in the first round of competition at the Olympic Games in Rio, leaving her with a torn muscle that later on forced her to take a break from competition

Thrills from 2016: Going on to win the team gold medal at the Olympic Games with the French team, riding Flora de Mariposa despite the rough start



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