July began with the famous Paris Eiffel Jumping and the victory of Julien Epaillard (SOFT'UP PRO / LIBERTY) at the "Oddo Price" CSI5*. Rolf-Göran Bengsston (SOFT'UP PRO / LIBERTY) ranked 8th and Audrey Coulter (SOFT'UP PRO) 10th. Then at the LGCT Grand Prix, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson imposed himself at the first place, closely followed by Simon Delestre (Hermès stirrups by Freejump), second. Matthieu Billot (SOFT'UP PRO) won the 6th place while Harrie Smolders (SOFT'UP PRO) took the 7th place.
Meanwhile in Knokke, Max Kuhner (SOFT'UP PRO) ranked 9th of the CSI5* 1m45. Cian O'Connor (SOFT'UP PRO / LIBERTY) and Rodrigo Pessoa (X’UP) took 6th and 7th place in the GP 1m60 of Sunday.
A week later, in Falsterbo, the Swedish Rolf-Göran Bengsston (SOFT'UP PRO / LIBERTY) continues his ascent winning the Longines Grand Prix 5*.
In Cascais, Bertram Allen ranked 3rd at LGCT Grand Prix. The Philippaerts brothers (SOFT'UP PRO) ended up 4th (Olivier) and 9th (Nicolas). The German Marco Kutscher (SOFT'UP PRO) finished 6th in front of his colleague David Will (SOFT'UP PRO) who finished 8th.
During the week-end of July 16th, the famous competition of Aachen allowed Philipp Weishaupt (SOFT'UP PRO) to shine with the GP CSI 5* victory and Michael Jung (SOFT'UP PRO / LIBERTY XC) confirmed his leadership by finishing first and sixth in the CCI 3*. The New Zealander Jonathan Paget (SOFT'UP PRO) ranked 9th.
At the same time, Olivier Robert (SOFT'UP PRO) won the Megeve GP 3* and Julien Epaillard lighted up France again with a 2nd rank at the Knokke GP 3* 1m50.
During the last week-end, Nicola Philippaerts won the Knokke GP 3* while Kevin Staut (SOFT'UP PRO / LIBERTY) took the 8th place. The day before, Simon Delestre was victorious of the 1m50, followed by Nicola Philippaerts 2nd and Kevin Staut 4th.
Meanwhile at the Dublin GP 5*, the American Audrey Coulter ranked 3rd and Cian O'Connor 4th. Only French in the standings, Julien Epaillard ended with a beautiful 9th place.
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