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Monday, 20 August 2018
CSI5* Jumping International de Valence IV 2018

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson Kevin Staut is on the list for CSI5* Jumping International de Valence. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

This week, Jumping International de Valence continues and with a CSI5* on the schedule. The French Olympic Champions and four other former gold medallists, the world no. 1, the reigning individual European Champion and the reigning individual world vice-champion are, among others, the headliners of the events. 

Dutch rider Harrie Smolders, solid world no. 1 since May, Sweden’s European Champion Peder Fredricsson - world no. 2, and 2008 Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze from Canada - world no. 3 - lead the star studded field of riders. Also 2014 World Cup winner and Rio Olympic bronze medallist Daniel Deusser of Germany (world no. 6), French rider Kevin Staut (world no. 9) - one of Rio’s four gold musketeers - as well as the winner of the 2017 Grand Prix of Valence, USA's Kent Farrington (world no. 10), are the three other members of the Top 10 who will be at the start at Jumping International de Valence this weekend.

In addition to Kevin Staut, home heroes Roger-Yves Bost, Philippe Rozier and Pénélope Leprévost will all be present. Not to forget Simon Delestre, former world no. 1 and bronze medallist at the 2015 European Championships, and Patrice Delaveau, double reigning world vice-champion.

Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, Great Britain’s Scott Brash and United States’ Laura Kraut, as well as the legendary Michael and John Whitaker are just some of the other famous names heading to  Haras des Grillons this weekend.

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