Olivier Robert wins the 140 speed, great success for Finnish riders as well


International Speed Champion Final 140cm opened the last day for this year’s Helsinki Horse Show. French Olivier Robert with Fleur de Lune did an amazing round and was fastest against the clock in time 49.60.

- It felt really good to ride this morning and the horse jumped great. This is now my second time here in Helsinki and I enjoy competing here. I’m happy with our round and hopefully this continues in the afternoon as well, Robert said after his win.

The class also offered many great Finnish performances when the home riders took three places in the top six. Juulia Jyläs on Copain Z continued their great weekend placing second with time 50.17. Emma Tallberg was fourth and Susanna Granroth sixth.

- Copain felt good today and I’m really happy with it. It is good to continue from this, Jyläs commented on her performance.

- Dobbelt Quidam felt good this morning and the round went as planned. The horse lost his balance a bit after the combination and we lost the rhytmn for a moment so without that our time would have been a bit better, Tallberg said.

Results Sunday 22.10.

International Speed Champion Final 140 cm, International jumping competition, against the clock. Starts 18, placings 12

1) Olivier Robert/Fleur de Lune, FRA 0/49.60, 2) Juulia Jyläs/Copain Z, FIN 0/50.17, 3) Harm Lahde/Oak Grove's Celebrity, GER 0/51.22, 4) Emma Tallberg/Dobbelt Quidam, FIN 0/51.96, 5) Eric van der Vleuten/Quivive S Z, NED 0/51.97, 6) Susanna Granroth/Baccara, FIN 0/52.30, 7) Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen/Quiet Easy 4, NOR 0/52.34, 8) Rein Pill/A Brok, EST 0/54.60, 9) Urmas Raag/Ibelle van de Grote Haart, EST 0/56.56, 10) Evelina Tovek/Beezie, SWE 0/56.98, 11) Marina Ehrnrooth/Evli Ellington, FIN 0/57.47, 12) Alexandr Belekhov/Chapter, RUS 4/53.65, 13) Sanna Backlund/Wilhelmina, FIN 4/53.69, … 17) Janna Jensen/Bleu Lady, FIN eliminated