Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – July 06, 2020 – The first week of the 2020 Vilamoura By Summer Series came to an end on Monday at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre and it was Michael Pender (IRL) who took the top two placings in the feature class, the €25,500 Grand Prix CSI 2*.
A total of six combinations advanced to the jump-off of the 1.45m contest but Pender was supreme to claim both first and second place after clear rounds in the decisive phase. The Irishman won aboard Cavalier HHS Calais, a 2011 bay Irish Sport Horse gelding (Royale x Obos Quality 004), timed in 34.04 seconds. He guided HHS Burnchurch (Heritage Fortunus x Cavalier Royale) to silver honors after stopping the final timers in 35.92 seconds.
Third place was claimed by Santiago Nuñez Riva (ESP) and Valentino de Hus Z (Vivaldi du Seigneur x Trophee du Rozel), backed by a clean scorecard and a time of 36.24 seconds during the tiebreaker.
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