Switzerland’s Romain Duguet and the brilliant Quorida de Treho by KANNAN won the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League leg at Helsinki in Finland for the second year in a row !
In another heavyweight jump-off against the clock, the 36-year-old rider came with a late run to snatch victory from long-time leaders Mathieu Billot and Shiva d’Amaury from France, while third spot went to Germany’s Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Comanche.
The couple took a super-sharp turn to the second fence and launching themself at the last to break the beam in the winning time of 30.96.
About Quorida :
Romain Duguet wasn’t completely surprised at his repeat victory on a horse with such a big stride and extravagant jump. “Yes the arena here is tight, but Quorida is fast across the ground and really reactive – she’s full of quality” he said of the mare who was on the Swiss team that finished sixth in Rio, who took team bronze and individual 11th place at the 2015 European Championships in Aachen, Germany and who finished 16th at the 2016 World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden !
“I have been riding her since she was seven years old and she’s 12 now and has always been in my stables, so we are a team”, Duguet pointed out. “The best thing about her is that she always tries her hardest on the big days!”