Navet. This name surely echoes in your memories. Today, it rather sounds like the future of the showjumping. The daughters of Eric Navet (World Champion 1990 and European Champion 1991) proved today that they also have talent, and are poised to be the new rising stars of the younger generation.
In the arena, Estelle, the older sister, found her way through the Jonathan Adler Trophy, accumulator class with joker, without a problem. She credits the victory to her 11y-old gelding, Revann de Lojou, started by Tony Cadet: “He is a fighter. He also wants to do well, to always be clear. And thanks to him I have made my way up the rankings since we bought him two years ago.” But these results couldn’t have been achieved without her family’s help: “We are a team. I help my sister; she helps me back. My dad trains us; my mother helps us in the stables; we’re very close. It’s perhaps our greatest strength: to win together, or to lose together.” Theirs is a great family story we hope to hear a lot about for a long time to come. And why not in Europe? “I would love to go back to Europe, but when I will be ready to ride in the 5* I think,” admits the young rider.
Speaking of 5*, other riders are slowly getting ready for the main event of the night, the Longines Speed Challenge. Spectators will discover the new course plan designed by Uliano Vezzani specifically for this class, considered as the Speed World Championship over three continents. What does this maestro have in mind? Guess we will find out at 8:30pm with the first rider!