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The HUBSIDE JUMPING 2020 will come to a close with this final week of competition in Grimaud, France. For four months, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez has been evolving in sync with the best of international show jumping. Four months during which the discipline's world stars have practically made the HUBSIDE JUMPING their weekly base.

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HUBSIDE JUMPING: A STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP IN THE GULF OF SAINT-TROPEZ



A CSI-4* show has seldom had such an amazing line-up of riders. It’s true that after three months of being at a standstill, everyone, including the 5-star riders, who won’t be competing at the Olympics this summer, were keen to go back to the show ring. On Thursday, the Haras des Grillons de Grimaud played host to the best that world show jumping has to offer, during the launch of the second season of the HUBSIDE JUMPING. Among them were those loyal to Sadri Fegaier’s competitions…and also a few “newbies.”


It was all about up-and-rising star, Filippo Bologni of Italy in the CSI 4* SUBSIDE JUMPING de Grimaud. Riding Quidich de La Chavée, In the first international show jumping event held in Europe this year, the young rider took the win in front of Nicolas Demotte riding Ilex VP, and Ireland’s Mark Mcauley aboard Miebello. A few hours later, Bologna scored a second victory in the 1.40m, this time riding Diplomat.
“I am thrilled competition is back and the cherry on the cake is winning this first CSI 4* here in Grimaud,” said Bologni. “Quidich is the most experienced horse I am riding right now and having a French horse win here with an Italian rider is a blast.” With the 11-year-old chestnut stallion owned by Rebecca Menichella, Bologni had already left his mark in the CSIO Rome and the Nations Cup in Verona, Italy. “He’s a fast horse which was perfect for the competition today and even though this is our first show after the lockdown, period during which I managed to ride my young horses more, he showed he was ready to go!”


Victory was also for Italy in the CSI 2* 1.30 where Emanuele Gaudiano stopped the clock with the fastest time riding Badolan, a 9-year-old gelding. In the CSI 2* 1.20,  Dutch Jur Vrieling clinched the win riding KM It’s me.

The event is held behind closed doors and is also closed to the media with no exceptions.

EDITED PRESS RELEASE / Daniel Koroloff for HUBSIDE JUMPING





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Experience was the keynote of the Grand Prix which gathered together the best riders on the planet, bringing these four weeks of competition to an end in the South of France. Three experienced riders finished on the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s final podium for this summer season, ahead of the young generation, which was very threatening in this Grand Prix. Belgium’s Niels Bruynseels was the winner riding Gancia de Muze. He finished ahead of Ireland’s Denis Lynch with Cristello and Italy’s Emanuele Guadiano, with Chalou.

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The event was eagerly awaited! The HUBSIDE JUMPING de Grimaud played host to the crème de la crème of international horses and riders for the first CSI 5* in the world since they started competing again. Judge for yourself: two thirds of the World Top 30 were present at the show organised on the initiative of Sadri Fegaier. The world hierarchy was respected on the track of the French course designer Cédric Longis, who was officiating for the first time at CSI 5*-level: Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat, the World number one, triumphed with Victorio des Frotards.  Three cheers for him! He finished ahead of the young French rider Edward Levy, and Sweden’s Peder Fredricson, the current World no.6.

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After an initial victory last week in the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s CSI4* Grand Prix, as high-level competition resumed in Europe, the Netherlands’ Maikel van des Vleuten was again the winner of a class comprising the greatest riders and also with the mare Dana Blue. The 15th rider in the world rankings finished ahead of Germany’s Daniel Deusser, World No.3, with Killer Queen VDM, and Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano, World no.25 with his unmistakable Chalou.

“Dana Blue is a mare which really likes competing,” explained the winner, van der Vleuten. “She has a fighting spirit: she fights for her rider but she fights for herself too; she really loves winning!  It’s an essential quality in a jump-off like this one, faced with these types of riders: a victory depends on your mindset and your desire to win! She is also really fast naturally on the ground and that can also make all the difference.  At the beginning of the week, after her victory last weekend, she rested, with a few simple exercises on Monday and Tuesday. I rode her again on Wednesday. On Thursday we took part in an easy class, so that she could warm up. She competed in the Grand Prix today and the result speaks for itself. I need to talk to my father Eric about next week: we always talk about each show’s schedules as a family. This week, my horses each only took part in two classes, an easy one and a big one.  Despite this, I think that Beauville Z will jump in the CSI 5* Grand Prix.”

Full results here.

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As very high-level sport gets underway again in Europe, Maikel van der Vleuten dominates in Grimaud, Saint-Tropez

This afternoon the HUBSIDE JUMPING in Grimaud’s CSI 4* Grand Prix played host to what could be called the cream of the discipline: 45 competitors, among the best riders in the world, Olympic champions, European champions, show jumping legends and the two best riders in the current World rankings. It’s true that after three months of sport being at a complete standstill, the riders were keen to go back to the showgrounds, and all of them are aware that there will not be many shows to go to this year.  The Netherlands’ Maikel van der Vleuten riding Dana Blue was victorious on the course designed by Andrea Colombo, the Italian course designer, ahead of Belgium’s Jos Verlooy and Italy’s Emilio Biocchi.  Simon Delestre, the best French rider was fourth with Berlux Z.

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Show jumping at its best international level is finally getting underway again! And although the Gulf of Saint-Tropez has long been the place where the jet set of the film world meets up in the summer, it will unquestionably be the HQ of the world elite of show jumping this summer. The HUBSIDE JUMPING will be settling in Grimaud, at the Haras des Grillons, for four weekends of great sport, on the initiative of Sadri Fegaier, the president-founder of the Haras, successful businessman and international rider. We look forward to seeing you on 18 June for a first CSI 4*show. Two other CSI 4* shows will follow and a CSI 5* from now until 12 July. The second season of the HUBSIDE JUMPING will bring the best riders together more than ever, if the number of influential calls that the organiser has received in the last few days is anything to go by! Located in the renovated Ecuries du Golfe de Saint-Tropez, which are now the Haras des Grillons de Grimaud, the HUBSIDE JUMPING boasts a very attractive calendar: . From 18 to 21 June, a CSI 4*, a CSI 2* and a CSI 1*, . From 25 to 28 June, a CSI 4*, a CSI 2* and a CSI 1*, . From 2 to 5 July, a CSI 5*, a CSI 2* and a CSI 1*, . From 9 to 12 July, a CSI 4*, a CSI 2* and a CSI 1*.

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Forty-six horse and rider combinations took part in the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s final CSI4* Grand Prix this morning which boasted 100, 000 euros of prize money. Among them, six jumped clear allowing them to go through to the jump-off and in the end, it was Guillaume Foutrier and Valdocco des Caps who were victorious in this 1m55 Grand Prix.

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Will they be able to triumph in the Grand Prix this week? During the second week of the HUBSIDE JUMPING and after a resoundingly masculine edition in April, a strong feminine delegation is taking command of the French Riviera event. A show, a performance, a free 4-day demonstration at the highest level, where women compete against their male counterparts on an equal footing.

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The CSI4* 1m55 Grand Prix, the final highlight of this weekend at the Hubside Jumping, the international show jumping competition organised in the Ecuries du Golfe de Saint-Tropez, in Grimaud (Var), boasting prize money of 100, 000 euros, was won by the regional rider Romain Dreyfus.

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