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Vlasov Rides High In First Show Of The Year

MILLIE Vlasov and Etoc HBC went double clear in the 1.40m CSI1* at the Oliva Nova Mediterranean
Equestrian Winter Bronze Tour.
Photos: Clicphoto

MILLIE Vlasov and Etoc HBC went double clear in the 1.40m CSI1* at the Oliva Nova Mediterranean Equestrian Winter Bronze Tour. Photos: Clicphoto

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MILLIE Vlasov jumps 1.30m with her “pocket rocket” Gulliver du Chȇne.

THERE was no brushing off the rust for equestrian athlete Millie Vlasov as she began the 2021 show season with a successful weekend of showing at the Oliva Nova Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Valencia, Spain.

Vlasov competed in the Oliva Met Bronze Tour at the CSI 1* level with two of her horses, Gulliver du Chene and Etos HBC.

Vlasov was pleased with the performance of both horses. Gulliver, whom she affectionately calls her “pocket rocket” because of his small size and fast speed, completed clear rounds all weekend and was just out of the ribbons in the 1.30m class, finishing 13th out of 34 competitors. Competing at an even higher level with Etos HBC, Vlasov was thrilled to go double clear over a 1.40m course, completing her jump off in a time of 37.78 seconds.

“He was so good. I’m so happy!”, said Vlasov.

As a result of the pair’s strong performance, this coming week Vlasov will aim to ride Etos HBC over more challenging courses at Oliva, possibly competing at the 1.45m level in a CSI2* Grand Prix Silver Tour competition.

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