THE French crowd witnessed Germany’s world champions Simone Blum and DSP Alice win the CSIO five-star Grand Prix in La Baule last Sunday, and the star studded podium was completed by Switzerland’s world number one Steve Guerdat, with Ireland’s Darragh Kenny in third place.

Eight combinations made it through the jump-off over the 1.60m track. Britain’s Amy Inglis, who produced a fantastic performance in the Nations Cup on Friday, was the first double clear round aboard Wishes, breaking the beam in 48.84 seconds.