The most prestigious competition of the Longines FEI Nations Cup TM Jumping of Hungary CSIO 5* Budapest on Saturday was the Exim Grand Prix at the height of 140-160 cm. In the €30,000 Euro contest riders could collect qualifying points for the 2018-2019 Word Cup series final held in April in Göteborg.
Luis Sabino Gonçalves (POR) & Dominka van de Lucashoeve
The jump off was very international while ten riders represented eight different nations including Hungary. In the jump-off, several riders committed the of the faults at the sixth obstacle and only four competitors had a clear round. After two decades, history repeated itself as a Portuguese rider took first place again in Budapest CSIO’s Grand Prix with the fastest penalty-free run set by Luis Sabino Gonçalves, in the saddle of the 9- year-old Dominka Van De Lucashoeve (Cardento 933 x Chin Chin), stopping the timers in 42.61 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Mr. Gyula Budai, Ministerial Commissioner representing the Ministry of Economics and Foreign Affairs and Vilmos Lázár, president of the Hungarian Equestrian Federation presented the winner with a Herend porcelain.
Wojciech Wojcianiec (POL) & Chintablue
Wojciech Wojcianiec (POL) & Chintablue (Chintan x Chacco-Blue) earned silver honors, the only difference being their final time of 42.86 seconds.
Geir Gulliksen (NOR) & Arakorn
Geir Gulliksen (NOR) & Arakorn (Cantos x Ramiro) rounded out the top three, backed by two clean runs and a time of 43.18 seconds during the decisive phase.
Luis Sabino Gonçalves (POR) & Dominka van de Lucashoeve during the awards ceremony
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Source: Press Release (edited) by CSIO Budapest
Photos: © CSIO Budapest / Hadju Krisztina
Categories: CSI 5*