Penelope Leprevost acknowledges the huge applause from the French crowd at the World Games in Normandy
France’s Penelope Leprevost has just won the Longines Grand Prix in Zurich. Eleven combinations returned for the jump off in the international 1.55 Grand Prix competition. But it was France’s Leprevost and the 10-year-old Belgian-bred mare Flora de Mariposa, World Equestrian Games Team Silver medal winning combination, that earned the quickest time of 32.45 seconds. Spain’s Sergio Moya and the lovely Carlo finished in 2nd place with a time of 33.05 seconds. Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet, who just secured his position on the 2015 Belgian Championship squad, finished third with the lovely Oh d’Eole with a time of 32.96 seconds.
Germany’s recent World Cup Grand Prix winner, Hans-Dieter Dreher riding Colore and his compatriot Daniel Deusser riding Espyrante completed the top five. The Netherlands Gerco Schroder and the well-known Glock’s London NOP finished in sixth place.
Friday’s results in Zurich
Ireland’s Billy Twomey won the Price of Top 40 1.45 competition; a qualication for the Mercedes Benz Jump & Drive competition with Ardcolum Duke. Finishing second behind the Irishman was World No.1 Scott Brash riding Hello Annie. The Netherlands Harrie Smolders finished third with Enjoy Louis.