Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – November 18, 2020 – Mathieu Billot (FRA) and Ilena S were the winners of the €25,800 Jump-off Challenge CSIO 3* yesterday during the seventh week of the 2020 Vilamoura Champions Tour at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre.
After winning the €15,140 Small Grand Prix CSI 4* last week, the Frenchman and the 2008 bay Belgian Warmblood gelding (Verdi x Calido I) once again advanced to and completed the tiebreaker without having any penalties attributed to them. The dynamic duo crossed the finish line in 30.79 seconds to claim top honors.
Yuri Mansur (BRA) and Ibelle Ask (Verdi x Robin des Bruyeres) were the runners-up, the only difference being their final time in 31.18 seconds.
The third spot on the podium was claimed by Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA), who guided Naiade d’Elsendam Z (Nabab de Reve x Quattro B) towards two fault-free rounds, the decisive one in 32.27 seconds.
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