Tonight was an exciting battle in the Anemone Horse Trucks Grand Prix of Amsterdam powered by Stoeterij Sterrehof. Julien Epaillard defeated ten competitors with the 13-year-old mare Toupie de la Roque (f. Kannan) in the 11 strong jump-off in a time of 29.58 seconds. Marcus Ehning had to settle for second place with the 12-year-old A la Carte NRW (f. Abke) and was not fast enough in a time of 29.69 seconds. Holly Smith completed the podium with 12-year-old KWPN’er Denver (f. memphis) by finishing in 31.06 seconds.
“Today went very well
Epaillard: ”I am very happy with this victory. Marcus Ehning was very fast in the jump-off. It was not possible for me to turn from obstacle 1 to obstacle 2 in the jump-off. That’s why I rode outside and was faster. My mare is very fast and it went very well today.”
Toupie has won many major international competitions. In December she was second in the Grand Prix of Jumping Mechelen over 1.50m. In December she also performed well in Paris, where she also took second place in a 1.50m class. She had a break and since 5 months I bring her out on competitions again. Her next competition is Indoor Brabant in Den Bosch,” said Epaillard.
I started her as a preparation for Jumping Amsterdam at the CSI Basel in Switzerland. She was in good shape there too.”
Jumping Amsterdam is a fantastic event. The organization is perfect. It’s a 5*-plus event. The audience was fantastic at the jump-off and the award ceremony.”
View the results here
Eline Korving of Horses.nl commissioned by Jumping Amsterdam.