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Laura Kraut Awarded Leading Lady Rider at
Jumping Chantilly 2012
Laura Kraut and Cedric scored top ribbons at the international horse show
Jumping Chantilly 2012. Kraut also earned the Leading Lady Rider
award. Photo By: Sydney Masters.
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Chantilly, France - July 25, 2012 - Laura Kraut and Cedric continue to jump
their way to the top of the European standings. The competition was fierce
at the international horse show Jumping Chantilly France 2012 this past
weekend. From July 19-22 the sport's most renowned riders picked up the
reins to compete for the top prizes. Kraut guided Cedric to several top
rankings, as well as the prestigious Leading Lady Rider award.
Friday afternoon was filled with anticipation as the first day of the
Jumping Chantilly 2012 got underway. The Prix France Galop saw the highest
level of competition as riders prepared for the upcoming days of
competition. In the 32nd slot, Kraut entered the ring with a solid plan and
determination aboard Cherry Knoll Farm's Cedric. Out of a field of 43
entrants, the talented team successfully navigated the course without fault;
however, their more conservative approach earned them the ninth position in
a time of 75.26 seconds.
Kraut has proven time and time again that Cedric is in top form and ready to
battle the best during their time in Europe. The Grand Prix Global Champions
Tour presented by EADS was no exception. The 1.60m course was designed to
test both horse and rider alike, extending them to the best of their
abilities. Uliano Vezzani of Italy created a large course consisting of 13
obstacles including an oxer-oxer-vertical triple combination, an oxer-oxer
bending line, and a triple bar that led to a difficult vertical-oxer
in-and-out. Although the pair had an unfortunate rail, their speedy
second-round time of 65.19 seconds secured the fourth place position as the
"Cedric was great, we came in fourth, the first round was very tough, there
weren't so many clears. Beezie was the only American clear, and I was the
fastest American with four faults," Kraut explained. "In order to clear the
tie between those of us with four faults, we had to jump the second round
both clear and with speed. It was crazy!"
"It was the longest jump-off I have ever ridden," Kraut laughed. "We went
full speed to take the fastest time and the fourth place. I was really happy
that Cedric's owner Margaret Duprey was able to join us and see him do so
amazing. He is in great shape, and I am so pleased that he is so
consistent. He has been as good as he as ever been this summer. He is only
fourteen, so it makes me really happy to know that we have plenty of time
Kraut also earned numerous awards aboard Woodstock O, owned by Joan
Kalman/Freedom Group. With a fifth place win in the Grand Prix Equidia Life,
the ninth place finish in the Prix Domaine de Chantilly, and her numerous
awards aboard Cedric, Jumping Chantilly 2012 recognized her exceptional
efforts by awarding her with the Leading Lady Rider award.
"Cedric definitely deserved a little bit of a break, and he will get one for
the next three weeks. It is going to be great to come back in August and
have him freshened up and ready to go," Kraut concluded.
Kraut and Cedric will take a break for the next three upcoming weeks, but
they will be back in the competition in mid-August. They will compete in the
Dublin Horse Show in Dublin, Ireland from August 15 -19.