Sunday, April 11

European Tour, Summer 2012

santana-stables-csio-la-bauleMay: CSIO5* La Baule, France
The first day of the CSIO 5* and Invitational was amazing! It was Jennifer’s first time competing in Europe. She and Athena, 3rd to go in the order, led the class until the end by 10 seconds, but Brazil took 1st by a 100th of a millisecond. Jennifer and Leballah Oh placed 12th. Paulo and Taloubet finished 6th out of 55 in the qualifier Grand Prix, “Prix du Conseil General de Loire Atlantique”!

santana-stables-csio-st-gallenJune: CSIO Schweiz St. Gallen, Switzerland
St. Gallen, regarded as one of the toughest and biggest shows on the Super League, lived up to its reputation. There were many retirements and crashes in the Sunday Grand Prix proving to be a true test for many. Paulo and Taloubet went clear in the Grand Prix qualifier and finished with 8 faults in the Grand Prix, just short of coming back for the 2nd round.






July: CSIO5* Falsterbo, Sweden
Paulo and Taloubet finished the 1.50m opening day class in 5th place with a quick clear round!