The French rider Aldrick Cheronnet commanded the first FEI class of CSI 5* Longines Jumping International de La Baule, being escorted by Patrice Delaveau and Kevin Staut. Rene López of Colombia and Pedro Muylaert of Brazil within the points. (Photo © psvphoto.com)
The first day and first FEI class at CSI 5* Longines Jumping International de La Baule, had a sample by house riders, occupying first, second and third place commanded by Aldrich Cheronnet next to 10-year-old gelding Tanael Des Bonnes (Watch Me*Hoy x Don Pierre) owned by S.N.C. Ecurie du Herrin.
During the dispute of €28,500 Prix FFE French Tour GENERALI with participation of 65 pairs, the speed class that granted 50 World Ranking points for Aldrich Cheronnet, completed the course in 67.63 seconds, being escorted by his compatriots Patrice Delaveau, World No. 43 with 12-year-old gelding Aquila HDC (Ovidius x Bollvorm’s Lauriston) in time of 68.07 seconds and for third place World No. 8 Kevin Staut with 13-year-old mare Elky van het Indihof HDC (Toulon x Thunder VD Zuuthoeve) in a time of 68.43 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 Jerome Guery of Belgium in fourth place, completing his field in 69.42 seconds with 15-year-old stallion Papillon Z (Perhaps V Berkenbroeck x San Patrignano Cassini) and fifth place was Dutchman Maikel van der Vleuten in company of 11-year-old gelding Salomon (Hann x Stolzenberg) in time of 70.12 seconds.
The Latino Ranking had two riders entering within the World Ranking points, being Colombian Rene López the most outstanding in ninth place with 13-year-old gelding Con Dios III (Colman x Romino) owned by Vicent Goudin, registering a time of 72.98 seconds. Pedro Muylaert of Brazil achieved a time of 75.48 seconds to finish in 12th place along with 10-year-old stallion Prince Royal Z MFS, occupying the 14th place. Also participated Argentine José María Larocca and Brazilian Pedro Veniss, remaining in consecutive positions of 52nd and 53rd, completing both courses of 8 fouls with 9-year-old stallion Diablo Blanco (Chacco-Blue x Cento) for Larocca, and with 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri) for Veniss.