It was France's leading lady rider Penelope Leprevost that won Friday's biggest class at Kingsland Oslo Horse Show. Riding Nice Stephanie (Cardento x Ralme Z), Leprevost – one of the most stylish riders in the world – made light work of the 1.50 speed track to take home the win with a clear round in a time of 67.04 seconds. It took quite some time before the clear rounds started to tick in at the first Western European five star event of the 2014/2015 season, and it was only four riders ahead of Penelope that Bart Bles posted the first zero score performance on Wolisco Ddh (Nolisco x Celano).
While Bles was pushed further down the result list, nobody could do anything about Leprevost – who stayed on top until the end of the class that counted 47 riders. As fourth last to go Sweden's Douglas Lindelöw took over runner-up position after a clear and fast round on Casello (Casall x Carolus I) – slotting in exactly one second behind Penelope. Kevin Staut came in as last to go and went into third on Ayade de Septon Et HDC (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Belle d'Avril du Mazy) almost two seconds behind his girlfriend. Fourth went to Cameron Hanley on Caretina de Joter (Caretino x Contender) and Daniel Deusser was fifth on Sea Coast Forlap DC (Querlybet Hero x Heartbreaker) while sixth place went to Bles who had the final clear round.
The first five star class of the day, a 1.40 class, went to Shane Breen on Calido Boy (Calido Ass x Alcatraz). Second was Christian Ahlmann on Caruso (Cornet Obolensky x Primero) while third was Linda Heed on Chausette Polo (Landlord 849 x Raldo Polo).
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