News from Clos Mirabel
By Clos Mirabel
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Pau Stars CCI**** were celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2010. The best horseriders were again gathering to compete in this major trial.
This year also in Pau was held CIC**, where, in nevertheless a very high level competition, some of the best current horseriders were presenting young horses with a bright future.
Amongst those great however, was a young female horserider, engeneer student in Grenoble’s Polythech during the week and training or horse trial competing in the week-end. Indeed, Pauline Fournier, riding Lundi de Mars, finished 2nd in the CIC** competition, just after Fabrice Lucas, on Néro Du Jardin; 11th at the end of Dressage, Pauline ran a No Fault Cross, almost perfect and was 8th at the end of the day Saturday. There remained the ultimate test, Jumping, on Sunday morning : she just flew through it as a master rider, again with a No Fault ride ahead of her predecessors in the Cross (Esteban Nedelec, Aurélien Leroy, etc.) finishing the whole CIC** in 2nd position right before some members of the french olympic team as Nicholas Touzaint and Jean Teulère.
Clos Mirabel Manor was hosting, in B&B, during that week, Pauline’s mother, Cahtherine Fournier, who had come as an aid and support to the young rider. After the trial and the honors presentation on Sunday afternoon, we had the honor of hosting a champagne reception celebrating this promising young horserider.
Surely an Olympic career is in the offing…