Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – January 29, 2021 – Jack Whitaker (GBR) with Scenletha were the stars of the day on Friday, during the first week of the Vilamoura Champions Tour at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre. The duo were the winners of the feature class, the €25,700 Jump-off Challenge CSI 3*.
The British rider, a member of the most famous equestrian family in the world, honored the tradition of the Whitakers, guiding the 2010 black Hanoverian mare (Scendix x Contendra) beautifully in the two performances in the 1.45m contest. They advanced to and completed the tiebreaker without having any penalties attributed to them, earning the victory in 32.41 seconds.
Titouan Schumacher (FRA) and Atome Z (Amadeus Z*Brimbelles x Toulon) matched the double clear of the eventual winners, finishing second due to their final time of 33.09 seconds.
Michael Pender (IRL) and HHS Burnchurch (Heritage Fortunus x Cavalier Royale) rounded out the top three with no penalties and a time of 33.56 seconds in the tiebreaker.
Final Results – €25,700 Jump-off Challenge CSI 3* – 1.45m
1) Jack Whitaker (GBR) & Scenletha – 0 / 0 – 32.41
2) Titouan Schumacher (FRA) & Atome Z – 0 / 0 – 33.09
3) Michael Pender (IRL) & HHS Burnchurch – 0 / 0 – 33.56
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Photo: © Vilamoura Equestrian Centre