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Julien Epaillard kicks off Longines Masters of Paris with a home win

Thursday, 01 December 2016
CSI5* Longines Masters of Paris 2016

Julien Epaillard took the victory in the Absolu Trophy aboard Quatrin de la Roque LM. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle. Julien Epaillard took the victory in the Absolu Trophy aboard Quatrin de la Roque LM. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.

Julien Epaillard opened up the five-star competitions at the Longines Masters of Paris with a home win in Thursday's 1.45m Absolu Trophy. 

Riding the 12-year-old gelding Quatrin de la Roque LM (Quick Star x Kannan), the French speed phenomenon showed off with a blistering fast round and left his nearest rival Simon Delestre almost ten seconds behind with Sultan du Chateau (Kannan x Galoubet A). Third place went to the rider with the last clear round of the class; Ireland's Denis Lynch on Ho Go van de Padenborre (Darco x Chin Chin).

Unusual for a speed class, France's leading lady rider Penelope Leprevost finished fourth with a time penalty on Vagabond de la Pomme (Vigo D Arsouilles Stx x For Pleasure) while Canada's Kara Chad ended fifth on Gin Tonic v. Haagakkers (Labor's Vdl Indorado x Saros van het Gestelhof) with two time penalties. 

 


Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Tiffany Van Halle

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