The €25,000 Air Europa Trophy CSI 5* kicked off the afternoon session and the second day of competition during the Madrid Horse Week CSI 5*-W.
Several obstacles of the 1.45m course designed by Javier Trenor, the course manager of the event, have complicated the performance of most riders. The penultimate obstacle, a triple, has been responsible for keeping most of the participants away from finishing the course without fault.
One of the few who managed to make a clear finish was the British Laura Renwick (GBR) who almost at the end of the race placed first riding Dublin V (Vigaro x Calvados) in a time of 52.24 seconds. Shortly after followed Maikel Van der Vleuten (NED) with Beauville Z (Bustique x Jumpy des Fontaines), who finished in second place backed by a penalty-free performance in 53.02 seconds.
Third was the pair formed by the Belgian Celine Schoonbroodt-de Azevedo (BEL) and his mare Venus de l’Eyre (Quick Star x Concorde) in a time of 53.19 seconds, which had managed to stay top of the table for much of the class.
The champion of the test of the previous day, the ¡Hola! Trophy CSI 5*, Luca Maria Moneta (ITA) has kept the public in suspense until the last moment. The Italian has been the last participant of this CSI 5* class, and made a spectacularly fast tour with Connery (Cordobes II x Polydor). It seemed that it would be able to beat the mark imposed by the British, however a knockdown in the first obstacle of the triple moved Moneta away from the podium.
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Source: Press release from Oxersport for Madrid Horse Week
Photo: © Madrid Horse Week / Oxersport
Categories: CSI 5*