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France on top of the European Championship for Young Riders

Friday, 17 August 2012

The winning team! Photo by © Hervé Bonnaud & Tomas Holcbecher.France won the European Championship for the Young Riders in Magna Racino today, ahead of Switzerland and Sweden. France was in the lead already after the first round and managed to keep it throughout the competition. Martin Maelle with Nelson du Biolay was the star on the French team with a double clear. On the team was also Alexandre Fontanelle with Prime Time des Vagues, Margaux Bost with Khan Du Fraigneau and Thibault Pigeon with Jasmin du Perron.

Switzerland, who was just one timefault away from the gold, had two riders that were clear in both rounds. It was Annina Züger with Liatos II and Martin Fuchs with Principal. Together with Martina Meroni with Socrates II and Aurelie Wettstein with Punxsutawney they could go up on the podium and get the silver medals around their necks.

The Swedish team consisting of Petronella Andersson with Nosco de Blondel, Marcus Hägglund with Quirado, Wilma Hellström with Caponera and Stephanie Holmen with Himer's Iceface ended on a total of 16 faults which was six faults behind Switzerland. As Sweden was one time fault better than fourth placed Germany they could celebrate the bronze medal.

Click here for the total result list.

Source: Reitsportnews.at

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