Masters Three : Youth Power!

  • Thursday 05 December 2019
  • 7:00 PMSport
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The very young Britain-based Czech rider Anna-Marie Vitek, 12, won the Masters Three Europe 1 with Mama Mia Picobello Z. Flying over the course in 52’’92, she was the only one to better the very quick time of former champion jockey Dominique Boeuf (France) and Unesca Tame who seemed firmly settled in the lead of this 1,15m class in 53’’76.  Anna Marie Vitek, who currently competes on both ponies and horses, showed a lot of will and a real taste for speed. "I'm very happy to be here in Paris. This is an amazing experience. My mare did not put a foot  wrong. Being quite small makes her very nifty and quick, which is a real asset.", she said. The youngest riders did take top honors as Salomé Guillon, 14, was third in 54’’00.

Right after, the 1,25m class Masters Three Vestrum went to France's Camille Decock riding the BWP gelding Harlekijn. In 59’'87, she was only a fraction of a second faster than Belgium's Louise Ameeuw aboard Bamako M’Aurea (60’’03) and Israel's Haley Elizabeth Schaufeld who rode Farah van Klapscheut (60’’19). "This is a win to remember as it's the first one with this horse I've only been riding for a few months. He is strong and full of energy: to my eyes, he as all the best qualities!", commented Camille Decock who has been faithful tot the Longines Masters of Paris for the past few years.