MILLIE Vlasov and Etoc HBC rode two clear rounds in a fast time to place 5th out of 52 in the Laiterie de Montaigue 1.40m Grand Prix at Bourg-en-Bresse, France
EQUESTRIAN athlete Millie Vlasov and Etos HBC shone in illustrious company at the Laiterie de Montaigu 1.40m Grand Prix Event at Bourg-en-Bresse, France, on Sunday, May 23.
Vlasov placed fifth out of a field of 52 Grand Prix riders, which included competitors from Sweden, Ireland, Great Britain, Turkey, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, Australia and France.
Vlasov took the lead in the competition early, attacking the challenging 1.40m course designed by French course designer Gregory Bodo with style and verve. She and Etos soared clear in the first round and posted an efficient jump off time of 43.53 seconds, making her the rider to beat and prompting the French announcer to declare the pair “superb!”
Ultimately the performance was strong enough to secure fifth place in the large field, with just four riders, including Brice Brassart (France) and Charlotte Mcauley (Sweden) able to beat Vlasov’s and Etos’ fast time.
“I’m so happy. He was amazing,” said a delighted Vlasov as she gave all the credit to Etos.