Alexis Goulet (FRA) riding Calla during the the day 4 of Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping on December 10, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Pierre Costabadie/Icon Sport) © Scoopdyga

Grand Prix Land Rover

The penultimate day of the CHI Geneva 2022 started with the Land Rover Grand Prix, the expected crowning finale of the competitions for riders under 25. Frenchman Alexis Goulet on Calla was the fastest, replacing last year's Spanish winner Álvaro González de Zarate Fernandez.

This morning, 29 riders were at the start of the Land Rover Grand Prix, the final competition of the CSI U25, which focuses on the young show jumpers. Thirteen of them were able to prevail and enter the jump-off. Alexis Goulet, who started third, immediately set a high tempo and put in a perfect combination with a time of 41.01 seconds. Many risked everything to oust him, but they did not succeed. Denmark's Sophie Studd on Holstein's Martina had the fastest time (39.93), but a pole fell at the last obstacle. French rider Antoine Ermann, who had won the previous day, joined his compatriot on the podium and took second place. The top trio was completed by the Swiss rider Thibaut Keller on his stallion Arley de Vayrie.

After a lap of honour to the sounds of the Marseillaise, Alexis Goulet was overwhelmed and enjoyed his victory. "I am so happy to have won in this incredible arena in front of Calla's owners," he said. "It's the second time I've been in Geneva. Calla was a bit reserved on the first day, but then she felt comfortable and jumped beautifully." The young rider, who had finished second the previous day and is based in Switzerland at Pius Schwizer’s stables, is optimistic about the future. "My mare is only eight years old," he specifies, "she is getting better and better and was incredible here."

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