ph. J. Morel
“Youngster” classes are relatively common in German and Dutch international competitions, but quite rare in France. This is why Kevin Staut, who won the Prix SHF at Equita this morning on the young Ayade de Septon ET HDC (7 years old) particularly savoured the victor.
“We need these classes for 7 and 8-year olds, otherwise it is difficult for us to take these promising horses with us for CSI 5* competitions. That is why Ayade has not jumped in many competitions this year, and it is great that Lyon has brought these classes back into the spotlight.”
“Ayade is a really, really good mare that was with Eric Lamaze and which Emmanuelle and Armand Perron-Pette, the owners of my horse, bought a little under a year ago. Even though she has not done many competitions this year, she is one of the best mares I’ve ridden. This win is a just reward for the policy at the “Haras des Coudrettes” stud-farm which aims to identify and train promising horses for the future.”
Source: Equita Lyon