Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – February 25, 2021 – The British was raised high once again in Portugal. After having won the €25,700 Speed Challenge CSI 3* and the Small Grand Prix CSI 3* during the third week of the of the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour, Laura Renwick (GBR) and Arkuga once again claimed the crown of the day, another €25,700 Speed Challenge CSI 3* at Vilamoura Equestrian Centre.
The 2011 Anglo-European Sport Horse (AES) gelding (Arko III x Heartbreaker) flew flawlessly over all the 1.45m obstacles under the guidance of the British rider, completing their performance in 55.22 seconds for the victory.
François Mathy Jr. (BEL) and Casanova L’Herse (Ugano Sitte x Kashmir Van Schuttershof ) gave a good effort, finishing second due to their time of 57.39 seconds.
Michael Pender (IRL) had another top-three finish, rounding out the top three aboard HHS Fortune ( Catoki x Douglas), going through the timers in 58.39 seconds.
Final Results – €25,700 Speed Challenge CSI 3* 1.45m
1) Laura Renwick (GBR) & Arkuga – 0 – 55.22
2) François Mathy Jr. (BEL) & Casanova L’Herse – 0 – 57.39
3) Michael Pender (IRL) & HHS Fortune – 0 – 58.39
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Photo: © Vilamoura Equestrian Centre