Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – February 19, 2021 – The French flag was raised high above the rest on Friday during the fourth week of the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre. Morgan Bordat (FRA) and Uma were at their very best to win the feature class of the day, the €25,750 Jump-off Challenge CSI 3*.
The Frenchman piloted the 13-year-old bay Selle Français mare (Calvaro F.C. x Veneur d’Etenclin) flawlessly over all the 1.45m in their two performances, claiming top honors in 34.03 seconds.
Once again, Finja Borman (GER) was a force to be reckoned with, guiding Clippo 3 (Casall x Lorentin I) towards bronze honors, backed by a penalty-free effort in 34.99 seconds.
Another German claimed the remaining spot on the podium as Marc Bettinger (GER) and Undercover Z (Ugano Sitte x Heartbreaker) registered a double clear and the third fastest penalty-free jump-off effort, tripping the final timers in 36.07 seconds.
Final Results – €25,750 Jump-off Challenge CSI 3*
1) Morgan Bordat (FRA) & Uma – 0 / 0 – 34.03
2) Finja Borman (GER) & Clippo 3 – 0 / 0 – 34.99
3) Marc Bettinger (GER) & Undercover – 0 / 0 – 36.07
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Photo: © Vilamoura Equestrian Centre / Paulo Beckmam