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Simone Blum and DSP Alice win CSI5* €270.000 Longines Grand Prix of Lausanne

Sunday, 17 September 2017
CSI5* International Longines Horse Show of Lausanne 2017

Photo (c) International Longines Horse Show of Lausanne Simone Blum and DSP Alice celebrating their win in Lausanne. Photo (c) International Longines Horse Show of Lausanne.

Simone Blum (GER) and DSP Alice (Askari x Landrebell) continue their winning streak, and today the in-form pair took home the top honours in the CSI5* €270.000 Longines Grand Prix of Lausanne. 

A field of 44 riders had lined up for the first-round 1.60m Grand Prix track counting thirteen fences, set by Italian course designer Uliano Vezzani. The best 25 % would return for round two's shortened track, in this case meaning all clears and one rider on a time penalty – in total eleven pairs. 

Five riders managed to produce double clear rounds, and fastest of them was Blum and her 10-year-old chestnut mare who beat Roger Yves Bost (FRA) and Sydney Une Prince (Baloubet du Rouet x Alfa d'Elle) – winners of Friday's feature class in Lausanne – by one second. In third place followed another French rider; Simon Delestre on Chadino (Chacco-Blue x Narew xx) – almost two seconds behind the winning time. The two last clears in the second round belonged two Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) on Chilli Willi (Casall x Lord) that ended fourth, and Alberto Zorzi (ITA) on Ego van Orti (Vigo d'Arsouilles x Darco) that finished fifth. 


Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © International Longines Horse Show of Lausanne

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