|Sara Algottson-Ostholt (SWE) and Mrs. Medicott ride to victory in the 6-year-old Championships (FEI Photo)|
It was girls' day out in France as the Hanoverian mare Mrs Medicott gave Sweden's Sara Algottson-Ostholt a ride to the top of a decidedly feminine heap in the Mondial du Lion CCI1* Championship for 6 year-old horses. Jumping clean and turning in a final score of 41.70 placed the pair one point ahead of their nearest rival, Great Britain's Nicola Wilson and the Irish Sport Horse, Annie Clover.
“It is incredible! exclaimed Algottson-Ostholt. “When I came into the arena, it was as if I was in a bubble. I did not feel anything in particular.” I just wanted to ride as well as possible. When I had completed three quarters of the course, I realized that we were clear and I began to count down in my head: only three more to go, only two more to go, only one more to go…When we went over the finish line, I understood that we had won and it was a fantastic sensation! I still cannot describe exactly how I feel. I was already extremely happy to have qualified my mare for the World Championship for 6-year-old horses, so to win here is incredible!”
|Sara Algottson-Ostholt (SWE) and Mrs. Medicott take a victory lap in the Lion du Mondial CCI* (FEI Photo)|
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