Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – November 23, 2020 – It was another very busy day of jumping here at the Autumn Tour, Dehesa Montenmedio with more than 500 competitors enjoying the sunny weather as they competed across the 9 classes throughout the day.
The Netherlands claimed both top spots in the 1.45m Longines Ranking Big Tour Speed Class CSI 3* on Sunday, with the winner being a regular rider here at the Tour, Henk Van de Pol (NED) on the very consistent and talented gelding, Looyman Z (Numero Uno x Wellington). Beating off nearly 100 other top combinations in the class, this pair stopped the clock in just 58.52 seconds exactly one second faster than their compatriot Sanne Thijssen (NED), who took second place with Con Quidam RB (Quinar x Cardino). Michael Pender (IRL) was third with HHS Burnchurch (Heritage Fortunus x Cavalier Royale) in 60.44 seconds.
The top combinations in this class have now qualified for their place in the most prestigious class of this 5th week of the Autumn Tour, the Big Tour Grand Prix class tomorrow. These will join the top 30 combinations from the Big Tour 1.45m class yesterday. There are also two pre-classified riders the Swedish rider Peder Fredricson (SWE), the most important rider in the competition who took Silver in the Rio Olympics 2016 and lies in 4th place in the Longines FEI Rankings and also the Brazilian rider, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA), who won individual gold in the Lima, Pan American games of 2019 and also sits in 15th place in the Ranking.
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Source: Press release from the Sunshine Tour
Photo: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia