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Penelope Leprevost and Marco Kutscher team up to win the Le Saut Hermés in Paris

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Penelope Leprevost and Marco Kutscher won the team competition in the Grand Palais on Saturday. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Saturday’s feature class in Paris – the team competition Le Saut Hermés – was won by France’s Penleope Leprevost and Germany’s Marco Kutscher. Riding a very well jumping Flora de Mariposa (For Pleasure x Power Light) to a double clear round, Leprevost played a big part of the win – while Kutscher weighed up for his one down in the first round to go clear and fast in the second securing the win as the final rider in the ring in Grand Palais.

No pairs managed to stay on a zero score after both rounds had been jumped, and with their score of four faults and a time of 90.40 altogether Penelope and Marco were the best couple in Paris holding on to their top position from the first round. Close behind the French/German pair came Jessica Kürten and Kevin Staut for Ireland and France respectively. After being in runner-up position when the first round was finished with a four fault round from Jessica on the lovely VDL Arezzo (Chin Chin x Heartbreaker) and a clear round from Kevin on Reveur du Hurtebise HDC (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Capricieux Des Six Censes) the couple held on to their position with two clear rounds the second time around completing the competition on a four penalty score and a time of 95.78.

While some teams fell down the ranks, others climbed – and that was the case for Katharina Offel and Christian Ahlmann who were ranked seventh after the first round after both their grey Cornet Obolensky-sons Charlie and Cornado II had the optical difficult c-element – a red vertical – of the triple combination down in the first round. In the second both riders were clear though and they jumped their way up the ranks ending on a score of eight penalties overall and a time of 90.65 seconds.

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