23 September 2014, Florac ~ The dramatic backdrop of the mountains and canyons of the Cévennes National Park is the yearly site of one of the most challenging endurance rides in France. Located south-east of the Massif Central, about 80km north of the Mediterranean city of Montpellier, the Cévennes region is a challenging and exciting paradise for riding.
The 40th year of the 160 CEI 3* started 69 riders on Saturday 13 September in Ispagnac in the Lozère Department of France. After a ride time of 09:05:31, Faleh Nasser Buhhenaim riding Major Armor for Qatar’s Al Shaqab stables arrived first across the finish line.
The second rider in was Geraldine Brault from France on Pomoska du Barthas, arriving in a ride time of 09:08:50. Third in was Spain’s Alex Luque Moral on Calandria PH, another nine minutes later.
The ride was held in 6 loops of 33.8, 22.8, 26.8, 25.8, 31.4, 19.2kms.
Out of the 69 riders to start, 29 rider finished the ride, the final rider being Salome Fraysee from France on Raleade Saliann with a finish time of 12:21:02.
The Royal Cavalry of Oman was the Title Sponsor to organize the 2014 Florac ride.
President of the Ground Jury was Denis Letartre from France.
Final Results:[gview file=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/FLORAC-CEI-3_160_-Phase-6.pdf” profile=”2″ save=”1″ cache=”0″]
Disputée ce samedi 13 septembre à Ispagnac (Lozère), commune avoisinante de Florac, l’épreuve reine verra ses concurrents s’élancer dès 4h30 du matin pour un circuit de luxe: 6 étapes similaires au circuit du Championnat d’Europe de 2011: les boucles
Barre-la Bécède (22.8km)
la Bécède – Camprieu (26.6km)
Camprieu-la Citerne (25.8km)
la Citerne-la Fichade (31.4km)
la Fichade-Ispagnac (19.2km)