After a three-year absence in Dublin, which canceled Ireland’s official in 2020 and 2021 due to a health crisis, the French team started this traditional CSIO 5 * very well. In the saddle of Valau du Lies and Bond Jamesbond de Hay, the blue lights are on if Paul O’Shea and Scara Glen’s Machu Picchu miss the double for Julian Gone and Kevin Stout, rated at 1.60m in yesterday’s main event… .
After a two-year absence, Ireland’s officer signed off on his grand return to the Royal Dublin Society. With crowds from day one and queues of several dozen meters to attend the competition since opening, the Dublin Horse Show is no doubt missed by many.
The French, who have not appeared as a team since 2018 when they finished second in the Nations Cup, are back *HDC. This year, they started this edition of Renaissance in a very good way. Indeed, three tricolors made the top six in the day’s main events rated at 1.60m. Penalty-free and very fast runs allowed Julien Ghosn and Valu du Lys to finish second, just ahead of Kevin Stout and Bond Jamesbond de Haye. Megane Moisonnier, sixth with Bracadabra, is not far behind. We believed in the tricolor twin for a long time until Paul O’Shea and his faithful Skara Glente Machu Picchu won by more than two seconds, much to the delight of the Irish public.
Full box for Julian Ghosn
Megan Moisonnier, a first-timer to the Emerald Isle, was delighted with this first day of competition: “I am very happy to be here. It’s a beautiful track with a real soul. Everything went very well for me today between Cordial who managed a clear round in the 1.45m class and Bracadabra who jumped straight at 1.60m! I tried to run a very smooth course to get a good rank and above all to prepare for tomorrow’s event and the rest of the week. I found the event fun to climb with reasonable elevations and still a technical course.
For the first time in Dublin, Julian Ghosn could not have started things better, having completed two clear rounds earlier in the Longines world rankings, in addition to his performance in the 1.60m event. Two 1.45 menu m speed events with ABC Private Jet and Zimba, both twelfth: 100% win! “I am very happy with my horses who behaved very well! Valo is going to miss tomorrow’s big event as he is a very respectable mare who worries on grass tracks. I have a lot to ask her as she has withdrawn. Anyway, this result bodes well for her. Everything goes to him judging by his clear round at the Grand Prix du South Hermes and his clear round today.Ronalpin concludes.
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