Equestrian Enthusiasts Exploded with “Congrats” as French Champion Clinches Crown in LGCT Super Grand Prix 2023

Published 11/19/2023, 10:40 AM EST

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The celebrated 2023 Longines Global Championships Tour ran through an excellent journey to find its ultimate champion. After covering 16 cities starting in March, the 02 Arena of Prague stood to welcome the best of the equestrian field. LGCT Super Cup or Super Grand Prix, the community waited months for a chance on the ultimate battleground.

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The finest of the equestrian athletes gathered to showcase a wind of promising talent over the weekend at 02 Arena. While rosters battled it out in the group stages, show jumping enthusiasts had their eyes out on the € 1.26 Million Super Grand Prix. However, between the fierce contest, it was two-time 2023 LGCT Grand Prix winner Julien Epaillard who claimed the coveted title; winning the applause of many.

The French equestrian clinches the coveted

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Earlier in June this year, the LGC Tour made a stop in St Tropez for the Grand Prix. Julien Epaillard bested fellow competitors to win the golden ticket to the 2023 Prague Playoffs; marking a triumphant path. Keeping up with the streak, the equestrian not only made it to the grounds alongside 15 others for a thrilling event but also dominated the rounds for the crown. Cherishing the 46-year-old’s victory, the LGCT Instagram page shared a celebratory post. “The moment Julien Epaillard and Dubai du Cedre won the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix!” the caption read

 

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Julien rode atop Dubai du Cedre to place 3rd in the first round. The duo recorded 71.63 with no penalty on board. As for the final time, it was 57.49 for 4 faults noted. The performance pushed Julien towards a 300,000 Euros victory for the evening. Prior to the victory, the equestrian entailed a triumph at the Longines Grand Prix and a second-place finish -missing by 0.13 – at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup, Lyon. His continued spectacle called for an appreciation from the audience.

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Spectators applaud Julien’s feat

The French show jumping champion has garnered quite the audience through his career brilliance. With over 75 international victories to his name, the equestrian hasn’t been a stranger to the appreciation. One of the fans exclaimed, “Julien, fastest man on Earth,” trailing his numerous victories. While another congratulated the duo in French, “Felicitations Julien, un Dubaï exceptionnel” (loosely translating to Congratulations Julien and exceptional Dubai).

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The comments flooded with cheers as one wrote “congrats,” and the other posted “the best.” Aligning with the sentiments of many one of the fans wrote, “Sa donne des frissons” (translating to this gives you chills) while “Félicitations!” just poured in. As Julien emerges successfully on the line, the equestrian has expressed his intentions to further focus on the bigger stage of Paris 2024.

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Shivatmika Manvi

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