Spanish rider Javier González Fraga with his 5-year-old Spanish sporthorse Cholita JGF have had consistently brilliant results in all their rounds and remain well-up in the top results.
Yesterday the 7-year-old class was won by the very talented Dutch rider Kim Emmen, riding Astrid’s Lad. This gelding is owned by the Bruntwood Stables. Astrid’s Lad is the full brother of Blue Angel ridden by Kent Farrington. Another talent of the Bruntwood Stables is Lady Angeles, she took the win in the 5-year-old Finals here at Montenmedio two years back. The owner of Bruntwood is Sean Cubitt; “We have brought a very strong team of horses. We hope that in the following weeks the results remain as good as we started”.
In second position behind Kim, was the Italian rider Giulia Martinengo with Jotage B.Emma Stoker from Great Britain was third competing with Orphea HQ. Emma really stands out due to the amazing performances of her horses, she also took second place in the 6-year-old class with Ferluche de Kergas. Orphea is amare with a lot of character, she is by Emerald Van’t Ruytershof and owned by Axel Verlooy. “I have been riding her since she was five and last year here at the Sunshine Tour she learnt a lot in the 6-year-old classes. Truthfully her results are impressive. She is a very careful and is gaining a lot of confidence competing in all the different arenas here at the Sunshine Tour”, Emma said. “We bought her as a very green 5-year-old with no experience at all. We only just got her a FEI passport to come over here and this is her first International event. She is doing fantastically. Each time she goes in the arena she improves, and she is naturally fast. Last week it was an enormous surprise, she is doing so well en get great results.”
The Belgium Ignace Philips de Vuyst is the third rider who caught a lot of attention last week with his mare Olivia de Guldenboom. Yesterday he was once again at the top of the 7-year- old Section B.. The class was run under table A, a two phase, timed class. In second and third were two Italian riders; Clio Boni and Luca Moneta, riding Logica and Epic, respectively. In one section of the 6-year-old class Ignace was once again on winning form with Kavannah EH Z . Turkish rider Derin Demirsoy who won the other section of the class riding Pride of the Lowlands BH. The Irish rider Susan Fitzpatrick also had a great day today with her 5-year-olds Keatingstown Leia and Keatingstown Mister Cool who took the top spot in one section of this class and second place in the other section.
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