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Maria Alvarez Ponton on Julius d la Drome - First and BC CEI*** 140km Sponsor's Cup
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Maria Alvarez Ponton and
Julius de la Drome

First and Best Condition
Nicolas Vazquez and
Orsane d'Angelique

Second to Finish
Kola Du Combier
Ridden by Sophie Arnaud

Third to Finish
Sabrina Arnold
and Malta Ox
Fourth to Finish

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COMPIEGNE 140 km Teams Trophy - Merri Melde

COMPIEGNE! - by Nicola Freud - It deserves capital letters if you train endurance horses in France and have any aspirations to be counted alongside the trainers whose names command respect. In the world of psychology there's credence given to the 'act as if' school and, with that in mind, whilst packing we tried to leave our shabbiest clothes/numnahs/stable stuff behind, and took some heart in the fact that we have our first ever new car which meant we probably wouldn't be arriving on a low loader for once. Don't ask.
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Fifteen riders went out on the final phase within 3 minutes of each other, galloping out the gate in hot pursuit of the one ahead, with Nicolas Vazquez leading the charge. It looked like it could be a very close finish... what kind of strategy do you use on a last loop when you're all so close? It would likely all come down to what their horses had left, instead of what the riders had planned.

Just over 45 minutes later, a wave of excitement brought people to their feet and running to the rail of the finish for the first rider coming in: French rider Julien Lafaure on Jasmina Cabirat, who moved from 15th to first place. But the effort was too much for his horse, who did not recover and vetted out on metabolics. One minute later, Spain's Maria Alvarez Ponton trotted across the finish line; due to Lafaure's elimination, she became the winner of Compiegne, followed four minutes later by Nicolas Vazquez. Six minutes later, Sabrina Arnold approached the finish line with a few lengths' comfortable lead over Sophie Arnaud; but Sabrina misjudged the finish line, slowing her horse some 30 meters short of the electronic timer. Sophie was the first to realize Sabrina's mistake, and urged her horse to a gallop, and just passed Sabrina right before the finish line.
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TO COMPIEGNE: CREW EXTRAORDINAIRE! - Merri Melde

That would be me, for the first time, Crew Extraordinaire, for Belgian Leonard Liesens and his horse Orfeo in the 140 km CEI*** Teams Trophy of Compiegne 2007! I would be the embedded reporter on the battlefield. Actually I would be the third wheel crew person behind Caroll and Julien (Leo's son), but it would still be my first time crewing in Europe! Come to think of it, I've only crewed a few times in America, and our crewing is certainly lower key than in Europe, especially in France, and most especially at Compiegne! What a place to be crew-initiated!

Leo's team of four consisted of himself, Alain Porras from France, Geraldine Brault from France, and Sabrina Arnold from Germany. Leo would be riding his great horse Orfeo des Iviers, an 18-year-old bay gelding who's been around the endurance block.
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CEI*** 140km Top 10 || Complete Results

Moy Nation Rider Horse
1 18,09 ESP ALVAREZ PONTON, MARIA JULIUS DE LA DROME (BC)
2 17,93 FRA VAZQUEZ, NICOLAS ORSANE D'ANGELIQUE
3 17,72 FRA ARNAUD, SOPHIE KOLA DU COLOMBIER
4 17,72 GER ARNOLD, SABRINA MALTA OX
5 17,70 FRA DETREZ, ANNE IPSO DE LA DROME
6 17,56 FRA DENAYER, CAROLINE GWELLIK DU PARC
7 17,56 FRA BOULENGER, ENORA IDAIS TOBIHA
8 17,56 FRA SAINT, MAURICE FLYNTOR
9 17,55 FRA PAYEN, MORGANE MELIKA DES MEURES
10 17,53 FRA DEMIERRE, CECILE SHAMAN

>FEI World Young Horse Championship Top 10 || Complete Results

Moy Rider Nation Horse
1 18,83 URU OLASCOAGA AMAYA, PIO BAHIA CATHARE
2 18,73 FRA ARNAL, STEPHANIE INDIAN ESKALONIK
3 18,46 GBR HIRST, GEORGINA VLACQ ABATTARIK
4 18,46 BEL EVRARD, DOMINIQUE ALICIA D'HAVENNE EWALRAID
5 18,46 FRA TOMAS, PHILIPPE LUTIN DU VERGNET
6 17,92 FRA DUPONT, VINCENT QUALISCA
7 17,92 FRA ARNAUD, SOPHIE JAKIN
8 17,79 FRA LAFAURE, JULIEN LAHARANEE CABIRAT
9 17,79 FRA LISSARRAGUE, BARBARA LEONARDO
10 17,79 FRA LORENZI, AMANDINE LOUXOR DU PESQUIER

CEI*** 140km Team Summary || Complete Results

Ranking N Rider Nation Horse Team Temps Nr Total
1 80 VAZQUEZ, NICOLAS FRA ORSANE D'ANGELIQUE TOMAS TEAM 07:48:22 3 24:05:43
19 ARNAUD, SOPHIE FRA KOLA DU COLOMBIER TOMAS TEAM 07:54:05 3 24:05:43
77 TOMAS, PHILIPPE FRA ALOUZA TOMAS TEAM 08:23:16 3 24:05:43
2 59 MILETTO MOSTI, CECILE FRA ALADIN AL CASSIERE ROYAL TEAM OF BAHREIN 08:07:53 3 24:36:13
38 SH. DUAIJ BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA BRN KASCAD D'AURABELLE ROYAL TEAM OF BAHREIN 08:08:12 3 24:36:13
60 MOSTI, LAURENT FRA LAIKA DU CADE ROYAL TEAM OF BAHREIN 08:20:08 3 24:36:13
3 12 ALVAREZ PONTON, MARIA ESP JULIUS DE LA DROME GERM TONIC TEAM 07:44:13 3 25:15:32
50 LAPORTE, ROMAIN FRA YELDA LOTOISE GERM TONIC TEAM 08:07:56 3 25:15:32
62 NICAISE, CHRISTELLE FRA AKHESA EL ARAMI GERM TONIC TEAM 09:23:23 3 25:15:32
4 27 BOULENGER, ENORA FRA IDAIS TOBIHA ATLANTIC ENDURANCE 07:58:20 3 25:25:58