When Grégory Wathelet jumped the fourth jump, he saw the crownpiece of the bridle slide forward. “Uh, oh,” he thought.
Wathelet, of Belgium, was on course in the Prix du Qatar during the Longines Global Champions Tour Paris on July 5, and Conrad de Hus’ bridle was slipping off forward over his ears. “I didn’t really think about [pulling up]. I wanted to finish because I wanted to qualify for the grand prix the next day,” Wathelet said.