Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – François Mathy Jr. (BEL) and Casanova de L’Herse did not go home empty handed during the during the 2021 Vilamoura Atlantic Tour at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre. The pair flew to first place in the €25,750 Speed Challenge CSI 4* last Thursday in Portugal.
Riding the 13-year-old Belgian Sport Horse stallion (Ugano Sitte x Kashmir Van Schuttershof), the Belgian sped to victory in the 1.45m challenge against the clock, overcoming all the obstacles and 49 other combinations, backed by a penalty-free effort in 60.13 seconds.
Julien Gonin (FRA) and Valou du Lys (Calvaro F.C. x Galoubet A) left all the poles up for no penalties too, earning silver honors in 61.78 seconds.
Lily Attwood (GBR) and Cor-Leon Vd Vlierbeek Z (Calvaro Z x Omar) rounded out the top after registering no penalties in 62.20 seconds.
Final Results – €25,750 Vilamoura Atlantic Tour CSI 4* 1.45m
1) Francois Jr Mathy (BEL) & Casanova de L’ Herse – 0 / 60.13
2) Julien Gonin (FRA) & Valou du Lys – 0 / 61.78
3) Lily Attwood (GBR) & Cor-Leon Vd Vlierbeek Z – 0 / 62.20
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Photo: © Vilamoura Equestrian Centre