The future champions of tomorrow were in the spotlight at the Compiègne International Dressage. Ponies, Juniors, Young Riders and U25 events were held throughout the weekend. The French riders shone, a good hope for the Nations Cup in Hagen and the European championships to come.
“I have nothing to complain about, it’s a positive assessment for these three days in Compiègne” explains Muriel Leonardi, coach of the French youth teams. In effect, Mathilde Juglaret left no chance to his opponents by giving himself first place in the three Junior events of the weekend, while in Young Riders, Mado Pinto offers the second place saturday and sunday. In U25, Sarah Lopez finished in fifth place in the Friday event and fourth during the Reprise Libre en musique on Saturday. Overview of the results of the young people by category.
Mathilde Juglaret untouchable
The CDI Juniors got off to a strong start for the young Frenchwoman and Caporal de Massa with a first place on Friday for a recovery rated at 72.525%. Clara Collard (BEL) with Escape and Robynne Graf (SUI) with Domino complete the podium, with 71.263% and 70.808% respectively. The next day, the French couple sign a new victory with 72.549%. “With these two covers, it’s been a good weekend so far”, told us Mathilde Juglaret when she left the track on Saturday. Tallulah Lynn Nater (SUI) on Quando Unico FRH and Isobel Lickley (GBR) on Mount St John Furstin Fugger rank second and third with 71.569% and 71.078%. The French Anne-Louise Bertagne ended at the fourth place with Vivaldi de Maziere with a score of 70.588%. For the Freestyle to Music, Mathilde and Corporal de Massa confirm their good form. On entering the square, thehe couple must beat Isobel Lickley, first in the provisional with 74.425%. A successful bet for Mathilde which signs a performance of 77.130% and takes first place. “I am very happy. I really have had a very good feeling on my freestyle contrary to the other two days when I had the impression that we were below our usual performance. There I really found my horse and the fusion we had “says the rider.
Isobel Lickley ends at the second place and Briana Alexandra Vintila (POR), with Inana B, climbs on the third step of the podium with 72.025%.
Mado Pinto, the pride of second place
On the side of Young RidersPaul Jobstl (AUT) and Bodyguard 49 sign a hat-trick by climbing to the first place in three races of the weekend. The French Mado Pinto also signs great performances. After one sixth place on fridaythe rider of Hot Bit de la Gesse takes second place in Saturday’s event with 71.765%. Last objective of the weekend, Sunday’s RLM, an area very popular with the French couple. “Usually we come out in the 75% in this event, we’ll see how it goes by trying to do the best”, told us Mado Pinto at the end of the Saturday race. The young rider was right. After a revival on the theme of the series Game of Thrones, Mado and Hot Bit from La Gesse record a score of 75.640% and finished second again. “I chose Game of Thrones because it’s warrior music and it fits my horse well, a big attacking horse. I’m very happy with my recovery, I tried to give a little more than yesterday and it worked”, confides Mado Pinto.
Alexandre Cheret also showed good results with a ninth and tenth place the first day accompanied respectively by Doruto and Bamona. The next day, with Bamona, he finishes fifthe (70.196%) then to the sixth place in the Freestyle to musicwith 72,770%.
Events reserved for people under 25the Grand Prix and Freestyle podiums were shared between Benjamin Ebeling (USA), Theodora Livanos (GRE) and Paulina Holzknecht (GER). On Friday, the American took the top step of the podium with Status Royal Old (70.555%), followed by the German accompanied by Entertainer Win T (70.128%) and Theodora Livanos with Robinvale (69.402%). the Saturday, Benjamin Ebeling and Paulina Holzknecht trade places, the German climbs on the first step with 74.610% and leaves the second place to Benjamin Ebeling (74.040%). The Greek Theodora retains her third place (72.555%).
On the French sideSarah Lopez and Diablo de Saint Val showed great covers during these two days with a fifth place on friday at 67.863% and a fourth place on saturday with 71.930%. Mathilde Chateau and Escobar H finish in the top 10 in Friday’s Grand Prix with a ninth place (66.154%). The next day, with a recovery noted at 68.330%, the couple finished in eleventh place.
A podium with the ponies
Liezel Everars (BEL), accompanied by FS Capelli de Novo, offered first place in the Friday and Saturday events. Isa Hollands (NED) and His Royal Badness DK complete Friday’s podium with second place. The Dutch took first place in the music event on Sunday with 75.070%. Her teammate Yasmin Westerink, with Cognac IX, is in third and second place on Saturday and Sunday. On the side of the FrenchLou Eden Commenge and Oscar finish on the podium in Friday’s race with a score of 69.952%. Blanche Carre Pistolet is in fourth place with Dazzling Kid d’Herbord and a score of 69.381% in the same event. Sunday, for the Freestyle in Music, Stella Briand and Swyn Barrade complete the top 5 (73.210%).
To note that Stella Briand and Lou Eden Commenge are both selected by Muriel Leonardi for the Nations Cup in Hagen, from June 14 to 19, 2022.
Young people looking to the future
Great results during this Compiègne weekend for the young French riders. “It reflects a bit the start of the season, everything is starting to build well. Good teams are being put in place, even if there are still adjustments to be made”, analyzes Muriel Leonardi. Smile, the coach of the French youth teams can turn to future deadlines to come: the Nations Cup and the European Championships. “The results are positive, especially since most of them will go to Germany for the Nations Cup. I won’t have all the Junior riders because of the bac exams, but those will go to Jardy. After this deadline, we will advise for the European Championships but many riders have this European ambition and showed great things this weekend, it is promising”, explains Muriel Leonardi. The Nations Cup will be held in Hagen (GER) from June 14 to 19, 2022. The European Championships Juniors and Young Riders will take place in Hartpury (GBR) from 25 to 31 July 2022, the ponies in Strezgom (POL) from August 3 to 7, 2022 and the Children and U25 in Pilisjászfalu (HUN) from August 24 to 28, 2022.
Find all the results of the weekend HERE.