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2010 Florac

Photos by Brigitte Huard
LIVE UPDATES - Saturday, September 11 2010

FINAL:
French riders sweep podium

1. Sarah Chakil on Shararat
2. Julien Goachet on Lubiana de Coat Frity
3. Laurent Mosti on Odysee de Crouz


6:30 PM:
Unofficial winner: Sarah Chakil and Shararat


4 PM:
Sarah Chakil and Shararat lead out on the last loop...
11:20 AM:

Phase III

After 83 km, the first to pulse down into Vet Gate 3 is Italian Luca Zappettini on Rucola Della Bosana. In second place is Italian Diana Origgi on Pervinca Della Bosana, 54 seconds behind Zappettini. In third is French Jean Daniel Aiello on Chari'a D'Alauze, 4:56 behind the leader. French Pierre Fleruy and Miraj are in fourth, 5:52 behind the leader. Just over 7 minutes behind the leader are French Sarah Chakil and Shararat, French Barbara Lissarrague and Nirida de Paute, Spanish Alex Luque and Koheilan Kincso, French Julien Goachet and Lubiana de Coat Frity, and Philippe Tomas and O'Mega Du Mas.

One of the favorites, French Virginie Atger on Abdula du Florival, has dropped back to 30th place, but only 17:05 behind the leader after this hard climbing phase.

American Valerie Kanavy and Reach for the Gold have moved into 17th place, 9:54 behind the leader.

The leader into Vet Gates 1 and 2, Qatari Jassim Mohammed Al Maadhadi and Epson de la Bruskaie, are in 12th place, 8:49 behind the leader.

Currently 115 riders have passed Vet Gate 3.


6:45 AM:

Phase I

The first to arrive at vet gate 1, after the first stage of 33.8 km and a climb to Barre des Cevennes, is Jassim Mohammed al Maadhadi of Qatar, riding Epson de la Bruskaie. This 13-year-old gelding finished the 2007 European Championship in Portugal in 10th place under champion Belgian rider Kristel Van Den Abeele, and the 2008 World Endurance Championship in Malaysia in 11th place under Mohammed Beer Atta.

Maadhadi leads second place, Italian Luca Zappettini on Rucola Della Bosana by 1 minute 8 seconds. Following are French Pierre Fleury on Miraj, French Vincent Dupont on Ulysse de Suleiman, French Julien Goachet on Lubiana de Coat Frity, French Jose Blanchard on Jourika D'Alayrac, and Italian Diana Origgi on Pervinca Della Bosana. The first 14 riders will leave within 5 minutes of each other.

US rider Valerie Kanavy is in 69th place on 7-year-old Reach for the Gold.

164 riders of approximately 179 starters continued on from Vet Gate 1. 30 minutes 34 seconds separates the entire field.

The hold time is 40 minutes; the second phase is 22.8 km to La Becede.


VET GATE 1 - 33.8 km

1. Jassim Mohammed Al Maadhadi - Qatar - Epson De La Bruskaie - 6:03.16 -16.453 km/h
2. Luca Zappettini - Italy - Rucola Della Bosana - 6:04.24 - 16.302 km/h
3. Pierre Fleury - France - Miraj - 6:05.01 - 16.222 km/h
4. Vincent Dupont - France - Ulysse de Suleiman - 6:05.13 - 16.196 km/h
5. Julien Goachet - France - Lubiana de Coat Frity - 6:05.29 - 16.162 km/h
6. Jose Blanchard - France - Jourika D'Alayrac - 6?05.38 - 16.142 km/h
7. Diana Origgi - Italy - Pervinca Della Bosana - 6:05.55 - 16.106 km/h
8. Michel Meunier - France - Aziza De L'Enclos - 6:08 - 15.844
km/h
8. Mohammed Tahous al Nuaimi - Qatar - Dragon - 6:08 - 15.844 km/h
10. Barbara Lissarrague - France - Nirida de Paute - 6:08.06 - 15.831 km/h
11. Alex Luque - Spain - Koheilan Kincso - 6:08.27 - 15.788 km/h
12. Philippe Tomas - France - O'Mega du Mas - 6:08.44 - 15.753 km/h
13. Aurlien Cerlati - France - Tahouk - 6:09.01 - 15.719 km/h
14. Ludovic Saroul - France - Orsika des Verrieres - 6:09.08 - 15.705 km/h
15. Gaelle Ollivier - France - Kandy Armor - 6:09.21 - 15.678 km/h

VET GATE 2 - 22.8 km

1. Jassim Mohammed Al Maadhadi - Qatar - Epson de la Bruskaie - 8:03.31 - 17.047 km/h
2. Diana Origgi - Italy - Pervinca Della Bosana - 8:04.10 - 17.482 km/h
3. Luca Zappettini - Italy - Rucola Della Bosana - 8:04.20 - 17.114 km/h
4. Julien Goachet - France - Lubiana de Coat Frity - 8:04.26 - 17.327 km/h
5. Pierre Fleury - France - Miraj - 8:05.11 - 17.065 km/h
6. Vincent Dupont - France - Ulysse de Suleiman - 8:05.35 - 17.022 km/h
7. Daniel Aiello - France - Chari'a D'Alauze - 8:07.43 - 17.606 km/h
8. Nicolas Blot - France - Kalima marine - 8:08.00 - 17.724 km/h
9. Barbara Lissarrague - France - Nirida de Paute - 8:08.02 - 17.114 km/h
10. Mohammed Tahous al Nuaimi - Qatar - Dragon - 8:08.10 - 17.065 km/h

VET GATE 3 - 26.6 km

1. Luca Zappettini - Italy - Rucola Della Bosana - 10:11.15 - 18.362 km/h
2. Diana Origgi - Italy - Pervinca Della Bosana - 10:12.09 - 18.14 km/h
3. Daniel Aiello - France - Chari'a D'Alauze - 10:16.11 - 18.041 km/h
4. Pierre Fleury - France - Miraj - 10:17.07 - 17.36 km/h
5. Sarah Chakil - France - Shararat - 10:18.31 - 17.879 km/h
6. Barbara Lissarrague - France - Nirida de Paute - 10:18.39 - 17.613 km/h
7. Alex Luque - Koheilan Kincso - 10:18.43 - 17.658 km/h
8. Julien Goachet - France - Lubiana de Coat Frity - 10:18.44 - 16.925 km/h
9. Philippe Tomas - France - O'mega de Mas - 10:18.55 - 17.866 km/h
10. Sarah Romezy - France - Lesly de Moriat - 10:19.23 - ---

FINISH

1. Sarah Chakil - France - Shararat - 17.592 km/h
2. Julien Goachet - France - Lubiana de Coat Frity - 17.202 km/h
3. Laurent Mosti - France - Odysee de Crouz - 17.201 km/h
4. Luca Zappettini - Italy - Rucola Della Bosana - 17.146 km/h
5. Valerie Kanavy - USA - Reach for the Gold - 16.926 km/h
6. Nicolas Ballarin - France - Lemir de Gargassan - 16.843 km/h
7. Faleh Nasser Bughenaim - Qatar - Leonardo - 16.843 km/h
8. Vincent Dupont - France - Ulysse de Suleiman - 16.825 km/h
9. Raed Mahmood - Bahrain - Matta Mia Sebastian - 16.788 km/h
10. Alex Luque - Spain - Koheilan Kincso - 16.759 km/h

COMPLETE RESULTS



Persik - 1969-2001

Friday September 10 2010

One of the most famously hard rides in Europe will take place tomorrow in southern France for the 30th time: the 160-km Florac. It is also the pre-ride for next year's European Championship. This region of The Cevennes is known as "Persik's Land" - named after the famous endurance Arabian stallion and sire Persik, who was the only horse to win Florac twice, in 1975 and 1976.

The course is one big loop over 6 stages, beginning at Ispagnac at 500 meters (1600 ft), travelling through the Cevennes National Park, climbing to Mont Aigoual, at 1567 meters (5141 ft) and eventually returning back to Ispagnac for the finish.

Despite the 350 Euro entry fee, approximately 87 foreign riders have been entered, hailing from Bahrain, Qatar, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovakia, Spain, Norway, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Uruguay, Brazil, and Russia. 92 French riders are entered, for a total of 179 horses and riders.

The start is tomorrow morning at 4 AM.


Persik the day after winning Florac in 1976

- Merri Melde


Les 160 km de FLORAC

En route pour le championnat d'Europe 2011

The FEI has had a meeting on April the 18th and came to a decision in favour of the french candidature for the European Championship : the “160km of Florac” will receive in 2011 the Open European Senior Endurance Championship!!

This means the Florac ride will be Test Ride for this championship in 2010, to allow the FEI technicians and all european and non-european teams to scout.

Lozere Endurance Equestre (LEE), organizer of the 160 Km of Florac has devised a series of point-to-point phases, partially new, a specific raid for this European Championship, true to the traditional values of endurance: stamina, horsemanship, sports ethic, respect for the horse’s physical well-being and morale.

The 160km ride of Florac, initially planified for July, has been postponed to autumn. The FEI considers that the test ride should take place in the same conditions as the championship itself. In consequence, the test ride will take on the 11th of September, as a part of the Florac endurance week. We can now continue the organization with all the needed serenity.

In 2010 Lozere Endurance Equestre will focus on the organization of the Test ride for the European Championship, to get the best possible quality of ride, so there will be no 130km ride (CEI2* and CEN2*) in 2010, only the 160km (CEI3* and CEN3*).


Entries for CEI***
Entries for CEN3* Pro
CEN3* Amateur

Wednesday 8/9
Ispagnac venue open to competitors.

Thursday 9/9
10.00 a.m. Breed show – endurance-oriented

8.00 p.m. in Florac.
Opening Ceremony for the 160-km Florac CEI***, CEN***
Briefing session, rider number bibs handed over, ALL riders are asked to be present

Friday 10/9
3.30 p.m. in Ispagnac Pre-ride vet check for CEI***, CEN*** and Weighing of riders
5.00 p.m. Trotting of horses

Departure 160km of Florac by foot - David Bianchetti for disabled children

Saturday 11/9
4.00 a.m. in Ispagnac. 160-km mass-start.
5.00 p.m. First riders begin to arrive
6.00 p.m. Trophy session for Top Five
8.30 p.m. Gala evening, best French stallion parade

Sunday 12/9
8.00 a.m. Pre-departure vet check
10.00 a.m. Gaston Mercier Best Condition Award
11.30 Prize-winning ceremony on horseback, victory gallop, closing aperitif.