Vejer de la Frontera, Spain – October 04, 2020 – Pedro Veniss (BRA) and Boeckmanns Lord Pezi Jr. powered to victory in the feature class of the week, the €54,200 Grand Prix CSI 3* today at the Sunshine Tour.
The Grand Prix for the 3rd week of the CSI 3* Autumn Tour was incredibly competitive and the jump off was electric to watch. Taylor Alexander (USA) was on track to take the top of the podium as she did yesterday in the Small Grand Prix , but this time she was riding Lord Lucio (Legolas x Cero.) She set a very fastclear jump-off effort in just 39.08 seconds for the other competitors to chase and then, last to go, in came Brazilian rider Pedro Veniss (BRA).
Veniss had his sights set on victory aboard the 11-year-old bay Oldenburg stallion (Lord Pezi x Quattro 7). With complete focus he chased down Taylor’s time and finished in a spectacular 38.48 seconds, giving us a Brazilian win in this for the Tokyo Olympic Games next year.
Kara Chad (CAN) also rode a stunning round on Quidamo F (Quality 9 x Chameur), owned by Stone Ridge Farms, coming in third with a penalty-free performance in 39.27 seconds.
John Whitaker (GBR) repeated yesterday’s fourth place riding Unick du Francport (Zandor xHelios de la Cour II), backed by a double clear and time of 41.75 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Eric van der Vleuten (NED) was fifth with Wunschkind 19 (Casall x Caletto 1), going through the jump-off timers in 42.48 seconds.
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Source: Press release (edited) from the Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Moises Basallote Fotografia