Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – January 17, 2020 – João Marquilhas (POR) and Glamour ES won the €25,700 Abu Dhabi Sports Council Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 3* yesterday during the second week of the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show.
The Portuguese rider and the 9-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding (Echo Vant Spieveld x Calvados) claimed top honors in the 1.45m jump-off challenge, registering no penalties in 38.63 seconds at the end of their second performance.
Michael Whitaker (GBR) & Flinstering
The Whitaker family once again honored their traditional name in the sport with Michael Whitaker (GBR) and Flinstering (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Ekstein) finishing second, just two tenths of a second slower than the eventual winners.
Jack Whitaker (GBR) and Scelentha
Jack Whitaker (GBR) and Scelentha (Scendix x Contendra I) finished third, backed by a clean scoresheet and a final time of 38.98 seconds.
For full results, please click here.
Photos: © Al Shira’aa International Horse Show / Helen C. Ruden