On Saturday evening the top show jumpers rode against the clock trying to collect as many points as possible in Ticketmaster International 140 cm, Accumulator. Yesterday’s double winner Julien Anquetin stole the show once again with his fast and precise round and rode Farah Tame to victory, making this his third win for the weekend.
“It went good because I won (laughs). It was OK, the course was not complicated because it was accumulator but it was really really fast so it was easy for my horse. She is 8 now and will jump the 150 cm later so for us this was just a preparation for the next class”, Anquetin said after the competition.
In the World Cup tomorrow, Anquetin will ride Gravity of Greenhill.
“He is 17, he has done a lot of World Cups and already cleared on World Cup. He is experienced so I will try to do well again. I expect to win of course”, Anquetin smiled, explaining about his plans for tomorrow.
The French enjoys riding in Helsinki and finds the arena and atmosphere amazing.
“Helsinki is a really nice show, everything is good. I spoke with other riders, and we feel that everything here is done for the pleasure of the riders. So it is appreciated to be able to take part in a show like this”.
Best home rider was only 15-year-old Hugo Kogelnig who placed 11th with Vermont 2.
Ticketmaster International 140 cm, accumulator competition, Starts 21, placings 12.
1) Julien Anquetin – Farah Tame, FRA 65/45,26
2) Martin Fuchs – Viper Z, SUI 65/45,96
3) Mario Stevens – Botakara OLD, GER 65/46,79
4) Jens Vandenberk – Diamant van ‘t Coseveld Z, BEL 65/50,72
5) Alain Jufer – Buster Moon, SUI 65/52,74
6) Geir Gulliksen – Nand van ‘t Bergske, NOR 65/58,19
7) Philipp Schulze Topphoff – Clemens de la Lande NRW, GER 65/59,60
8) Jack Whitaker – Equine America Valmy de la Lande, GBR 65/62,24
9) Richard Howley – Consulent de Prelet Z, IRL 64/67,17
10) Jens Fredricson – King Blue, SWE 62/53,94
11) Hugo Kogelnig – Vermont 2, FIN 61/57,61
12) Petra Heikkinen – Hurby, FIN 61/57,64