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The international performer Armene du Costilg leaves Jeanne Hirel

27 February 2021Author : Lea Tchilinguirian

As a member of the French pony team, Armene du Costilg has not gone unnoticed on national and international competition grounds. At the age of 11, this daughter of Roudoudou d'Hurl'Vent leaves Toulouse's Jeanne Hirel and is moving abroad. "It is with great sadness that I announce Armene's departure to her new home abroad, I hope she will make her new rider as happy as she made me. I love you Armene," said the student of the top pony coach, Marie-Reine Perrié, on social media.

Born at Gérard Nicod's home in Normandy, the liver chestnut quickly made a name for herself at young pony events with Mathieu Laisney. She was awarded the Elite Mention at the age of five, and won the SHF final for D category 6-year-olds by posting three clear rounds, only penalized by one time point on her last round. After being ridden by the tricolor rider Sixtine Morvillers and winning the 7-year-old final, Armene du Costilg joined Jeanne Hirel. The Selle Français pony allowed her rider to compete in her first CSIP at the Bonneau International Poney event in 2018. It was followed by a victory in the Nations Cup in Opglabbeek, second in the team event and also in the Hagen Grand Prix the following year. The pair competed in the European Championships in Stzegom, Poland in 2019, winning a silver medal alongside their teammates. Their last international victory was last August at home at the CSIOP in Fontainebleau where they secured team gold.

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AuthorLea Tchilinguirian