Competition round-up Vilamoura, Spain

Vilamoura CSI3*

There were 60 combinations at the start in the Sunday Grand Prix in the 1.50m event on the coast in Vilamoura. Among them, six qualified for the jump-off, and Brazil won. Eduardo Menezes and H5 Chaganus (Chacco-Blue) scored a double clear round, and edged out Ireland’s Alexander Butler who rode Pico (Chekhov Pz). Third place went to the Netherlands thanks to Kim Emmen and Jack van het Dennehof (Toulon). French rider Olivier Robert, at the reins of his son of Cornet Obolensky, Vangog du Mas Garnier, was the fastest in the jump-off, but they had a pole down which deprived them of victory.

Vilamoura GP3* results

Valencia CSI3* 

Still on the Iberian Peninsula, but 900 kilometers from Vilamoura, the Valencia CSI3* event took place. The victory went to Israeli rider Robin Muhr who rode his good mount Vino Z (Vigo d’Arsouilles). The 25-year-old rider turned in one of only two double clear rounds in this 1.50m event. “I’m really happy, my horse jumped very well. It wasn’t my competition at all; all my courses had some rather inexplicable small faults, whereas just before coming here, I felt in great shape and so did my horses! I had to wait until today’s Grand Prix to get my first clear round and win this event where my horse jumped very well. I’m thrilled,” said the winner after the event.

Ireland and Latvia completed the podium thanks to the combinations of Jessica Burke/Express Trend (Future Trend) and Kristaps Neretnieks/Go Four It B (O’Brien).

Valencia GP3* results

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