Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – November 21, 2020 – The first Big Tour Ranking class of the 5th week of the Autumn Tour, was hotly contested with 117 riders taking part. The Tour started up again here at Dehesa Montenmedio in fine style after a short break and with even more participants and more than 600 horses ready to take to the arenas over the next few days. This new Autumn Tour looks set to be an important date in the International calendar and has already proven to be extremely popular for both National and International riders alike. With our installations amongst the best in the world and the superb climate here at this time of the season, clearly the riders and their teams are enjoying competing outdoors in the middle of November.
On Saturday, Laura Renwick (GBR) took the top spot in the 1.45m, Big Tour, Longines Ranking class, with prize money totalling 25,400 euros. Renwick is one of the fastest riders in the world around a track and today proved no exception as she skilfully rode Dublin V (Vigaro x Calvados/Sable Rose), around today’s course, stopping the clock in a very fast 58.05 seconds.
Almost a second behind was the talented Irish rider, Michael Pender (IRL) with HHS Burnchurch (Heritage Fortunus x Cavalier Royale) taking second place in front of the French rider Marc Dilasser (FRA) with Vital Chance* de la Roque (Diamant de Semilly x Rivage du Poncel) taking third.
Fourth was the Swedish rider, Henrik Von Eckermann (SWE) with Glamour Girl (VDL Zirocco Blue y Caletto I) and another well known french rider, Olivier Robert (FRA) with Vivaldi des Meneaux (Chippendale Z x Bamako) took fifth. The class was held in the surfaced Milton Arena (F/T).
Source: Press release from the Sunshine Tour
Photo: © Moises Basallote Fotografia