The French rider Kevin Staut guided the one-two for his country along with Olivier Robert being the only Jump-off classified. (Photo © Roger Svalsrod)
Last day of the CSI5* Kingsland Oslo Horse Show started with one-two for France, thanks to the formidable presentation of Kevin Staut and Olivier Robert.
World number 3 Kevin Staut got an unbeatable pace in his jump-off round with the 9-year-old mare S & L Through the Looking Glas (Arkan x Hairos), stopping the clock in 34.61 seconds and taking an advantage of 1.02 seconds against his only opponent in the final round.
This result allowed Frenchman Kevin Staut to claim 50 World Ranking Points and lead the one-two for his country along with Olivier Robert, who was presented with the 8-year-old stallion Vangog du Mas Garnier (Windows vh Costersveld x Quidam de Revel), marking the second and last double clear round in 35.63 seconds.
The Longines FEI World Cup Jumping – Oslo 2017 week which had a clear Dutch dominance to presents, was answered by French riders, who managed to overcome the Dutchman Leopold van Asten and his 11-year-old mare VDL Groep Beauty (For Pleasure x Contender) on 4 fouls regular round with 67.49 seconds, fourth place by Jos Verlooy of Belgium in time of 67.53 seconds accompanied by the 9-year-old gelding Igor (Emerald Van ‘t Ruytershof x Nabab De Reve) and fifth box world number 13 Alberto Zorzi of Italy, marking a time of 68.01 seconds with the 13-year-old mare Contanga (Catoki x Contango).