On this second day of competition, the riders of the CSI3* had their first chance to qualify for the Sunday Grand Prix. 62 pairs started in this class (1,45m), counting for the FEI Longines rankings, and 11 qualified for the jump off. The Belgian Champion Gregory Wathelet could have won riding Conrad but one fence down prevented him to reach the first place (finally 4th).
Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) finally snatched the victory with her mare Nice Stephanie, stopping the clock at 35''30. 10 nations are already sure to be part of the Grand Prix field: Morocco, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Great Britain, Brazil, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Ukraine.
Selle Français Stallions Championships: Bacchus St Lois new 2yo males Champion!
Bacchus St Lois, a son of Orlando, finally won the Selle Français 2yo males Championships with a global average of 8,17 (including free jump, paces & model). This bay comes out of the famous blood line of Le Prestige St Lois (World Cup with Kevin Staut), Maestro St Lois and Digne St Lois, and was born at Odile Paris's stud farm, in Saint-Lô (!). The Reserve Champion is Broadway Concept (bay by Nippon d'Elle SF), born at Frédéric Pouleur farm, got an average of 7,93.