Jane Richard Philips wins Prix of City of Los Angeles at Gucci Masters in Paris…

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ane Richard Philips has a thing about speed. She loves it. “I actually prefer supple, thoroughbred-type horses, even for the big competitions. I’m a woman and I’m also small so I can’t ride using force. Instead I use pace to ride my horses.” Usually very successful in this type of competition, this year she won the Longines Speed Challenge at the Los Angeles Masters.” I was lucky enough to compete in all three stages of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor, which was amazing. I don’t think you can get any better in terms of organisation and atmosphere. They’re fantastic competitions.”

Her partner for her victory this evening, Upanisad di San Patrignano, is not just a speed specialist. “He’s a good horse who also happens to be fast.” He was third in the Swiss championships before his rider put her career on hold to have a baby, he’s competed in Grands Prix, Nations Cups, etc. “If I qualify, if all goes well, I plan to ride him in Saturday’s big competition, the Longines Battle of the Sexes. “

But for now, let’s put sport to one side… Backstage, there’s excitement in the air. In a few moments, it will be time for the show horses to enter the arena. In the Gucci village, spectators have been painted with the French team colours to play tribute to its riders. Everyone is making their way towards the galleries. Let the show begin!

Source: Gucci Masters

Prix of City of Los Angeles

Int. jumping competition against the clock (1.45 m) FEI – Art. 238.2.1 – CSI5*

1 Richard Philips,Jane SUI Upanisad di San Patrignano 2640.00 53.32
2 Van Paesschen,Constant BEL Citizenguard Taalex 1600.00 55.64
3 Kürten,Jessica IRL VDL Zapatero 1200.00 56.15
4 Michan Halbinger,Alberto MEX Camilo LS La Silla 800.00 57.28
5 Schröder,Gerco NED Glock’s Prince de Vaux 480.00 57.82
6 Wathelet,Gregory BEL Zippit 360.00 57.92
7 Staut,Kevin FRA Cheyenne 111 Z H D C 240.00 60.20
8 Larocca,José Maria ARG GDE Matrix 200.00 61.18
9 Davis,Lucy USA Cassis 54 160.00 61.39
10 Ouaddar,Abdelkebir MAR Quickly de Kreisker 160.00 61.74
11 Bengtsson,Rolf-Göran SWE Unita Ask 80.00 61.94
12 Deusser,Daniel GER First Class van Eeckelghem 80.00 62.40