First test of the Longines FEI World Cup in Gothenburg and the French rider takes the victory by beating compatriot and world No. 1 Simon Delestre. (Photo © horse & hound)
With a resounding victory by the French Penelope Leprevost was begun the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final I in speed class at Gothenburg, Sweden with the horse Vagabond de la Pomme (Vigo d’Arsouilles x For Pleasure) a 11-year-old stallion owned by Madame Genevieve Megret, to lead a group of 35 competitors.
Setting a time of 63.78 seconds Leprevost drew him an advantage over world No. 1 and French Simon Delestre of 24 hundredths of a second. Appearing with 12-year-old stallion Classic Bois Margot (l’Arc de Triomphe x Galoubet A) owned by Haras du Bois Margot, Delestre completed their court in time of 66.04 seconds, while third place and more distant in time recorded that his predecessors in 66.54 seconds, ending the German Daniel Deusser with 13-year-old gelding Cornet d’Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani) owned by the rider and Stephex Stables.
The Top 5 completed by Steve Guerdat of Switzerland in fourth place with Corbinian (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot) a 10-year-old gelding stopping the clock at 66.93 seconds and the fifth was the Belgian Nicola Philippaerts and H&M Forever D Arco Ter Linden (Darco x Tenor Manciais) setting a time of 66.94 seconds.
The delegation of Pan-American Ranking (PAEC) was led by US Callan Solem in tenth place with VDL Wizards (Gentleman x Ahorn) in time of 67.99 seconds. Ranked 14th was followed with Audrey Coulter and Alex (Arpeggio x Mon Cheri) in course of 66.10 seconds, but 4 seconds add for a takedown rail totaling 70.10 seconds. They were followed by other US rider like Peter Lutz in 18th place, Richard Fellers at 24th, Katherine Dinan at 26, Jack Towell at 27 and Quentin Judge in the post 32. From Latino Ranking Mexican Daniel Pedraza culminated in 34th.