Dressage in the spotlight at the Printemps des Sports Equestres

Dressage in the spotlight at the Printemps des Sports Equestres

From April 19th to 23rd, the Grand Parquet of Fontainebleau hosted its second edition of the Spring of Equestrian Sports. The opportunity to bring together the best French and international show jumpers, but also dressage for the first time.

At two events, the vaulting bars gave way to the letters of the dressage arena. In the middle of the career of the princes, typical Fontainebleau course, chained horses and riders, leaning, pawing and other steps of dressage at the highest level. To the rhythm of the music, the couples, who are among the best in the world, did everything to seduce both the jury and the enthusiastic audience that welcomed them.

At the end of the tests it was the British Charlotte Fry with her stallion Galamourdale who, not surprisingly, took the lead in the rankings. The couple also ran the event to represent their discipline and, through their two appearances at the Printemps des Sports Equestres, announced the color for the next events, namely the European Championships this summer and the Paris Olympics in 2024.

Behind her, the German Dorothee Schneider took second place. Under his saddle, First Romance 2 completed his very first CDI 5* (international dressage test at the highest level)! They are followed by the Spaniard Juan Antonio Jimenez Cobo and Euclides Mor.

As for the best French performance, Corentin Pottier and Gotilas du Feuillard are signed. In front of an encouraging crowd, the couple signs (almost) at home two beautiful covers. A performance that allows the Frenchman not only to finish fifth but also to beat his personal record.

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Before he got into his stable and continued training to be selected for the Olympics, he took a few minutes to share his inspirations with us.