Rome, Italy – May 29, 2021 – Expectations fulfilled with the spectacular €20,000 Loro Piana Six Bar Competition, closing the third day of the 88th CSIO of Rome in Piazza di Siena.
The final jump-off featured three riders and their horses who vied over the last 1.90 meter high vertical, but only an Egyptian rider, Karim Elzoghby (EGY), on Zandigo, was able to fly over all the obstacles without penalties.
Filippo Martini di Cigala (ITA) on Unité of the Italian Army, and Federico Francia (ITA) on Inshalla’s Hero Z, were not able to do the same, finishing second ex-aequo.
The 44-year-old El Zoghby sealed the first victory for an Egyptian rider in the Roman horseshow. In the past, S. Zaki only managed to obtain two third places way back in 1954 in the ‘Puissance’ and in the Aventino Prize.
Final Results – €20,000 Loro Piana Six-Bar Prize CSIO 5*
1) Karim Elzoghby (EGY) & Zandigo – 1.90m
2) Filippo Martini Di Cigala (ITA) & Unite’ Dell’Esercito Italiano
3) Federico Francia (ITA) & Inshallah’S Hero Z
Source: Press Release from Piazza di Siena
Photos: © Piazza di Siena / CONI / Simone Ferraro