Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – Piergiorgio Bucci (POR) and Naiade d’Elsendam Z powered to victory in the €34,300 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 3* yesterday during the second week of the Vilamoura Champions Tour at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre.
Riding the 9-year-old bay Zangersheide mare (Nabab de Reve x Quattro B), the Italian advanced to and completed the second section of the 1.45m course without having any penalties attributed to them,, securing the victory in 34.89 seconds.
The Philippaerts family was represented on the podium by one of their youngest stars, Thibault Philippaerts (BEL), who rode Lucky Luke de Goedereede (Numero Uno x Darco) flawlessly across the finish line in 35.37 seconds.
Roberto Turchetto (ITA) and Grappenmaker (Eldorado Vd Zeshoek x Zeus) secured the third spot on the podium after a penalty-free effort all the way to the end, crossing the final timers in 35.48 seconds.
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