Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – February 27, 2021 – The Swedish National anthem sounded out across the showground today, on the penultimate day of jumping of this second CSI 4*. One of the top classes held on Saturday was the Longines ranking, €26,500 Small Grand Prix CSI 4* Small, sponsored by Youhorse, auction that began today.
This will be the ninth edition of the famous Youhorse auction which is organized by Everse and Waldman Horses. The auction is officially open to bidders through the website www.youhorse.auction until March 1st. There are 13 horses being presented, whose ages range from 4 to 10 years old. Those competing at the Tour have very good results.
In this Youhorse Trophy class, the top spot on the podium was also claimed by a Swedish rider, this time Alexander Zetterman (SWE) riding Triton Hastak, a nine-year-old Swedish Warmblood stallion (Cabachon x Winningmood). This was another big class with 92 competitors taking to the grass Hickstead arena. Only 11 horses jumped clear and advanced to the jump-off, with many having time penalties.
Alexander’s jump off time was an incredible 36.85 seconds, beating off the challenge from the Spanish rider Sira Martínez Cullell (ESP) and Mano Negra van de Bucxtale (Mylord Carthago x Concorde), who ended up in second place backed by a clean scorecard and a final time of 37.10 seconds.
William Funnell (GBR) and Billy Alpen (Cardento x Animo) secured the third spot on the podium with no penalties and a jump-off time of 38.89 seconds.
Final Results – €26,500 Youhorse Small Grand Prix CSI 4* – 1.45m
1) Alexander Zetterman (SWE) & Triton Hastak – 0 / 0 – 36.85
2) Sira Martínez Cullell (ESP) & Mano Negra van de Bucxtale 0 / 0 – 37.10
3) William Funnell (GBR) & Billy Alpen – 0 / 0 – 38.89
Source: Press release (edited) from the Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Ahmed Al Maawali