THIS WEEK END -
Ian and Sandro invited to jumping bordeaux to participate in the Partners ANTARES Championship (Height: 1.20m)
Among the usual guests of this great show jumping competition in Bordeaux this weekend, Ian Salvatore and his Sandro 6-year-old stallion Bwp were also on hand for the opening of the jump weekend contest.
He offered us a prestigious tour, among the world famous international and Olympic riders came this tested in this first day of competiion with the youngest horses of the future in the classes of 6.7 and 8 years.
Scott Brash, Michael Whiteker, Steve Guerdat, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Christian Ahlmann, Ludger Beerbaum, But Frenchies too, Roger Yves Bost, Philippe Rozier, Kevin Staut, Harrie Smolders, Marcus Ehning, Eduardo Alvarez Moya, Eric van der Vleuten and many others.
The ranking of this first day:
- 1st: Harrie Smolders & Zinius - 0 faults in 59.92sec
- 2nd: Marcus Ehning & Comme Il Faut - 0 fouls in 60.29sec
- 3rd: Christian Ahlmann & Tokyo - 0 fouls in 62.45sec
- 4th: Philippe Rozier & Cristallo A LM - 1 time point exceeded in 63.36sec
- 30th: Ian Salvatore & Sandro PF - 8 points in 85.89sec.
Reaction of Ian Salvatore at Claire's microphone:
Claire: Are you invited here in Bordeaux, his change of habits?
Ian: It's not every day that we have specifically invited to a world cup show jumping event. So yes it's special, as much for me as for my horse.
Claire: You were able to meet top level riders, including someone whose Fan who is not other than the great German rider Christian Ahlmann! Did he give you any advice for this course?
Ian: he really advised me a lot and help me and I thank him for it. He especially told me "do not take your head, forget that you are in a great test, see your quality and that of Sandro you have all your luck.But the important and well prepared your horse to the relaxation.
Claire: You have been seen doing recognition with him, What did he explain to you or show to see even advise you?
Ian: Yes we did the recognition together. He explained to me to analyze each stride contract on each obstacle, he advised me to do one more stride on the oxers. he really advised me a lot and help me and I thank him for it.
Claire: An unforgettable moment even if you finish you is your horse in 30th places.
Ian: The ranking is very important, we leave this course with 8 points only, the two mistakes are made on both oxers, which is my fault even listening to the advice of Christian, Sandro did not know how to cover the width, he's still young and inexperienced at this level, because when you look at Tokyo (Christian's horse) or even Marcus Ehning's, those horses are used to jumping that kind of Height, whereas Sandro only comes out for the moment in Level 5 Class Training which is worth 1.10m. While here the height and 10 cm more his account a lot for this kind of competition especially with young horses. This is where we recognize the talents and work of these great Champions.
Claire: Thank you Ian and congratulations again for your participation in the World Cup event. It was Claire Longier live from Bordeaux.