Romain Duguet and Quorida de Treho. Photo by longines.com.
Horse Show weekend ended on Sunday with perhaps the most expected competition when it was time for season’s second World Cup qualifier. French Romain Duguet with Quorida de Treho was again the strongest in Helsinki and took the win in the Longines World Cup 160 cm Presented by Porsche. His first round was great and he also managed to do a fantastic jump-off round in time 30,96.
– It is always a nice feeling to win a five star Grand Prix and a world cup competition so I’m really happy with my performance today. Quorida is a fast horse and today it was unbelievable, says Duguet.
– I think I was really fast in the obstables two and three, and I think that was what make the difference, adds Duguet.
Mathieu Billot on Shiva d’Amaury from France also did great two rounds and placed second in the results with time 32,70.
-I’m happy with my performance this evening and my horse was great. I tried to beat Romain but I couldn’t, says Billot.
Mathieu Billot and Shiva d´Amaury.
Not too far behind followed Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum with Comanche who was third in the competition.
– Comanche has done very few fast jump-offs because he is extremely careful horse but today I thought I wanted to plead the crowd here in Helsinki and go fast. Romain did a fantastic round and I knew that his time was not beatable but I thought I would really try my best, says Michaels-Beerbaum.
– I was really happy that I was so closed to the second place and I was also very pleased with my horse today, says Michaels-Beerbaum.
The feeling during the Helsinki International Porsche Horse Show weekend was again really great and there were close to 46 000 visitors altogether during the four days and 7000 today watching the competitions.
– We had a big crowd this year, I think everybody could feel it, says the event director Tom Gordin and thanked all the visitors for coming. Over 7000 attended the World Cup class, and over 45 500 the whole event.
Text by helsinkihorseshow.fi