Two greats woe the crowd at Saint Lo
The big final of the CSI3* at Saint-Lo came down to a head-to-head between two local riders, the European champion Roger-Yves Bost and world championship runner-up Patrice Delaveau.It was Bost or “Bosty” who came out on top in the 46-rider field to claim the Grand Prix City of Saint-Lo – Saint-Lo Community over 1.50m. Six riders made it to the final including Delaveau on Ornella Mail HDC, over the very technical course designed by Frèderic Cottrer which Delaveau testified to when speaking to the press.
Tony Cadet was first out on the stallion Consul DL but picked up 26 penalties which left him in 6th place. The experienced Marc Houtzager on Sterrehof’s Opium finished fifth with 12 penalties.After the French rider Timothèe Anciaume on Olympique Libellule, it was the Australian Amy Graham, in good form on Bella Baloubet in 42.65, to record a clear round.The crowd of 10,000 was then treated to the battle between the two giants Roger-Yves Bost e Patrice Delaveau. The latter went round in a clear round of 42.44 and then had to watch is compatriot Bost come out on Qoud’Coeur de la Loge (Ideal de la Loge) to produce another clear round but in 41.83, to take home the 11,250 euro prize money.Benefiting from the event were “Les clowns de l’Espoir“ and their “Heart of the Colts“ project which raised 22,150 euro.Full list attached.CSI3* Saint-Lo press release