Kevin Staut and Ayade de Septon *HDC won the Prix GL Events in Grand Palais. Photo © Tiffany Van Halle.
French rider Kevin Staut won the 1.50 Prix GL Events aboard Ayade de Septon *HDC (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Belle d´Avril du Mazy) in the Grand Palais on Saturday. Ayade de Septon *HDC, only 9 cm higher than the jumps, produced a clear round in a very quick time of 55.74 seconds.
Another twenty riders followed Kevin Staut before American rider Jack Towell on New York (Verdi x Watzmann) completed a clear round, but three seconds slower than the French-man. The two took second place ahead of the Swiss rider Pius Schwizer, who was third on Léonard de la Ferme (Landjuweel x Indigene de Corday) in 58.23 seconds.
Afterwards, Kevin Staut spoke about his win the win in the Prix GL events: “When I came off the course, I knew it would be difficult for my rivals to do a faster round. I managed to keep to the number of strides I wanted, and always maintain forward momentum. I’m really pleased with Ayade, because she is really constant at this level. Last week, she won a major class at S’Hertogebosh. This is only my second win at the Saut Hermès, a competition which just seems to get better and better each year in terms of the atmosphere. There is a really good public; they are enthusiastic and lively; the support was already amazing yesterday.”
Source: Press release from Saut Hermès