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SAINT-ARNOULT Pôle International du Cheval Longines Deauville> March 7 and 8


The leaders and teams of Normandy, Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Ile-de-France and Picardy take possession of the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville. Organized by the Chantemerle stables (76) and the Christian Derray team, this 10th edition of the indoor driving competition will bring together 79 riders in the Young Horses, Amateurs and Clubs categories.

Two tests will punctuate this competition:

- a dressage test, during which the competitors are rated by official judges on the quality of the figures and the obedience of the horses
- a maneuverability test coupled with the passage of two obstacles, the aim being to go as quickly as possible without knocking over either the balls placed on the pins or the obstacles

Two novelties will also be part of the program this year: dressage events (Saturday at 8:30 am) disputed by 25 amateur riders and the long-awaited Indoor Derby (Saturday at 18:00 pm) which will be an opportunity to admire the skill and technique of the French leaders on a timed marathon course. This sports weekend promises to be full of strong emotions with the presence of renowned leaders, including members of the France team, François Dutilloy (5 participations in the world pair championship in 2009, 2011, 2013 , bronze medalist by team in 2017, 5th by team in 2019), Maxime Maricourt (5 participations in world championship in pair in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019) or Fabrice Martin, leader of IFCE (2 participation in 4-horse world championships in 2008 and 2016, and participation in the 2014 World Equestrian Games).

At the end of these tests, a classification by category is established according to the type of coupling. A beautiful show that will highlight the skill of the French leaders and the good physical condition of the horses!