Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Vlasov rides to three golds in France

Bahamian equestrian rider Anna Camille Vlazov and horse Beaumont W/V are shown in action during the jumping du Golfe de St. Tropiez HUBSIDE event in St. Tropez, Grimaud, France, over the weekend. ANNA CAMILLE VLASOV

By Simba French

It was a historic weekend in the sport of equestrian for The Bahamas as rider Anna Camille Vlasov picked up three victories at the Jumping du Golfe de St. Tropez HUBSIDE event in St. Tropez, Grimaud, France. It is one of the most prestigious equestrian riding events in France, and Vlasov was victorious at the Grand Prix CSI 1* level.

It was the first victory for Equestrian Bahamas at a major equestrian event in Europe since the local governing body for the sport became a member of FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports). As a result, it was the first time that the Bahamian anthem was played in Europe for an equestrian event.

“To hear the national anthem was very emotional at first but then every time I hear it now I just get filled with joy and excitement. What an honor it is to be the first and it really shows that hard work pays off. I’ve been working very hard to achieve this goal for the last four years,” Vlasov said.  Read more >>