Friday, April 26, 2019

France: Close finish racing in Lignières - Full Article

26 April 2019
Race Report made with the assistance of Lignieres Endurance

Pole du cheval et de l’ane, Lignières, France. Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April 2019. The second CEI 3* of the French 2019 calendar, took place last weekend at Lignières in Central France.

The venue has become an established destination for FEI riders under the watchful eye of Christelle Mafille and the Ecurie de Minuit.

The 6-loop CEI 160km was fiercely contended by seven combinations, five of them French. The weather conditions were hot for this time of year and there was a windstorm halfway through the afternoon to further test the combinations!

At the first vet gate, the riders were very close and Julia Montagne took the lead in the first loop with a speed of 18.7km/h, however by the end of the second loop Daniel Thepault moved up into first place where he remained for the rest of the ride...

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