Oliva Nova, Spain – February 25, 2021 – Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) and Citadin du Chatellier turned on the nitro to win the Speed Challenge CSI 3* on Thursday during the third week of Spring MET II at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour.
Riding the 2012 Selle Français bay gelding (L’Arc de Triomphe*Bois Margot x Diamant de Semilly), the Frenchman managed to overcome all the obstacles set at the height of 1.45m meters, claiming top honors in 63.23 seconds.
Andres Vereecke (BEL) and Diadarco van Evendael Z (Diamant de Semilly x Darco) managed another top-three finish at the cozy venue, securing second place backed by a penalty-free run in 63.54 seconds.
The third spot on the podium was claimed by Harry Charles (GBR) and Valkiry de Zance (Diamant de Semilly x Double Espoir), registering no penalties while crossing the timers in 64.10 seconds.
Final Results – €26,000 Speed Challenge CSI 3* 1.45m
1) Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) & Citadin du Chatellier – 0 – 63.23
2) Andres Vereecke (BEL) & Diadarco van Evendael Z – 0 – 63.54
3) Harry Charles (GBR) & Valkiry de Zance – 0 – 64.10
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