Frederic Hinderze's dramatic win in the Masters Three Baobab Collection Grand Prix

Paris
  • Sunday 08 December 2019
  • 10:30 AMSport
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Flying over the jump-off in 32’’77, France's Frédéric Hinderze put in the best performance of the Masters Three Baobab Collection Grand Prix on the last day of the Longines Masters of Paris. His win, however, was surrounded by much drama. In the last turn, right after the finish line, the rider performed quite a spectacular stunt. "Over the last fences, my horse tends to jump to the left which can cause him to have a pole down. Therefore, my coach advised me to go right upon landing. So I did, but so much so that my horse went left and I went right", he explained.

"We've been coming to the Longines Masters of Paris for six years now hoping to win the Grand Prix. We nearly did it two years ago but another rider pipped me to the post right at the end of the class. As this year is my horse's last year here, I was really determined we'd do our best. And it worked out well! To be honest, throughout the season we look forward to this very special weekend at the Longines Masters of Paris. Finishing with a victory in the last class, over the last jump-off of the year is even more thrilling!' he concluded.
The youngest rider of the Masters Three at only 12 years of age, Czech Anna-Marie Vitek, is a very creditable runner-up with a clear round in 33’’72 aboard LVS Shelby. France's Amaury de la Lance rode Connery to third with another double clear in 35’’25.