French professional Pauline Guillem took a flying start on the horses of Haras de Malleret with a quadruple win at the 2021 CDN Le Mans on 23 - 25 April 2021.
The 27-year old only recently accepted the job of head, resident rider at the prestigious French dressage breeding farm and stallion station, Haras de Malleret in Le Pian Medoc near Bordeaux (FRA), and on her first outing in the national arena she immediately scored a hattrick.
Haras de Malleret
On 1 January 2021, the former international Under 25 Grand Prix rider and French youth team rider Pauline Guillem joined Haras de Malleret, working alongside Alfonso de la Chica Parras.
Although she has a Masters' Degree in Law from the University of Hanover in her pocket, Pauline chose horses as her path in life.
Coached by Ariane Pourtavaf and German Hans-Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen, Pauline's training philosophy and expertise is completely in line with the goals Haras de Malleret strive for in the development of their horses.
Guillem was allocated the ride on some Malleret horses in 2020, but as of this year she is physically based at the yard and has taken charge of the training programme.
Four Times First in Le Mans
Guillem's principle competition horses are Barcelona, Romulus and Stolzenberg de Malleret. The CDN Le Mans was her first show of the year since the restart of competitions after the second corona lockdown in France.
Pauline piloted the 4-year old Romulus de Malleret TS, a Hanoverian by Rock for Me x Lauries Crusador xx, to a double win on his competition debut. The pair won the warm-up round as well as the Finals tests for 4-year olds on 79.000% and 83.800%
Aboard the refined Oldenburg mare Barcelona de Malleret (by Bretton Woods x Diamond Hit) she topped the board in the 7-year old Finals Test on a score of 75.144%. The pair made a seamless transition into the 7-year old small tour level division after placing fifth in the 6-year old finals at the 2020 French Young Horse Championships. They were also selected to represent France at the 2020 World Young Horse Championships, but the event became a Covid-cancellation.
Guillem rode the 11-year old licensed Oldenburg stallion Stolzenberg de Malleret (by Sandro Hit x Lord Sinclair) to the victory in the Pro3 GP, a small tour level class with seven starters. They topped the board with 71.154%, no less than four percent ahead of the competition.
"I'm thrilled with how my horses went in Le Mans," Guillem told Eurodressage. "I knew Barcelona better from last year, but with the other two it was our first time out and it's always exciting to find out how they cope with different surroundings and a show atmosphere. They were such good boys and I'm excited that the training we've been working on was rewarded by the judges," Guillem commented. "This is very promising for the future."
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