Jean-Marc Favereau and Deauville de Hus became the winners of the 7-year old Developing Prix St Georges Horse Championship hosted during the 2020 CDI Le Mans on 16 - 17 October 2020.
Ten pairs competed in this national championship for 7-year old dressage horses, which are hosted annually in Le Mans and this was the fifth edition of the event. Nine were ranked with Cyril Bouscaillou and Ivano not listed on the overall ranking.
The Championship is contested over two rounds, the Preliminary and Finals FEI 7-year old test, but points in the Finals test count double.
Deauville de Hus
Jean-Marc Favereau and the Oldenburg gelding Deauville de Hus (by Don Juan de Hus x Don Frederico) reigned supreme and won the preliminary round with 73.024% and the finals with 75.634%. His total ended up being 74.328% for the title and champion sash.
Deauville de Hus is bred by Xavier Marie and owned by the Favereau's since the horse was a youngster. Last year the chestnut finished fourth at the 2019 French Young Horse Championships in the 6-year old division under Marine Subileau. Jean-Marc, the father in law, took over the ride at the beginning of the year as Marine took a break to have a baby.
"I can't believe it because the season has been short," a thrilled Favereau told L'Eperon. "And then the entry field wasn't bad with combinations we hadn't seen this year. You didn't know beforehand how the ranking would be. I wanted to make an impression, but to be honest didn't have much faith. This is a very nice surprise."
The reserve champion's title went to Antoine Nowakowski and the Hanoverian chestnut mare Quater Girl (by Quaterhall x Don Henrico). The pair was in a tight battle with the bronze medallists, after placing third in the preliminary round (72.471%) but then rising to a second place in the Finals (74.520%) to place second overall on a total of 73.496%.
Quater Girl is owned by the Belgian based rider, who already became the reserve champion at the 2019 Belgian Young Horse Championships in the 6-year old division.
Irano da Estribeira
Charlotte Chalvignac-Vesin and the Lusitano gelding Irano da Estribeira (by Rubi AR x Hostil JGB) finished in the bronze medal position on a total score of 73.252%
The pair scored 72.697% in the preliminary round, which put them second, but after posting 73.807% in the finals they were third and finished with the bronze.
Irano da Estribeira is bred at Quinta da Estribeira in Sintra, Portugal and owned by Olivier Arnal.
Photos © Les Garennes
Results - 2020 French Championships for 7-year old Dressage Horses
- 1. Jean Marc Favereau - Deauville de Hus (by Don Juan de Hus x Don Frederico) - 73,024% 75,634% --- 74,328%
- 2. Antoine Nowakowski - Quater Girl (by Quaterhall x Don Henrico) - 72,471% 74,520% --- 73,496%
- 3. Charlotte Chalvignac Vesin - Irano da Estribeira (by Rubi AR x Hostil) -72,697% 73,807% --- 73,252%
- 4. Morgan Barbançon - For Fable de Malleret (by For Romance x For Compliment) - 71,438% 73,556% --- 72,497%
- 5. David Deschler - Alcatraz (by Astrix x Fidertanz) - 69,122% 68,572% --- 68,847%
- 6. Anthea Saux - Iquando (by Krack C x Jazz) - 68,392% 67,912% --- 68,152%
- 7. Maeva Hoang - For You du Hans (by For Roamnce x Rohdiamant) - 66,830% 69,218% --- 68,024%
- 8. Gauillaume Recoing - Star de l'Ocean (by oiman de Hus x Carismo) - 68,796% 67,200% --- 67,998%
- 9. Sylvain Guasco - Don Heinrich (by Don Juan de Hus x Furst Heinrich) - 65,358% 66,706% --- 66,032%
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