Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – July 11, 2021 – Portugal prevailed as Hugo Tavares (POR) and Cicero 117 rode to victory in the Grand Prix CSI 2* last Sunday during the second week of the Vilamoura By Summer Series at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre.
Riding the 2009 bay Oldenburg gelding (Berlin x Couleur Rubin), Tavares was supreme in the 1.45m jump-off challenge. The winning duo overcame four other combinations in the decisive phase backed by a penalty-free performance in 36.28 seconds.
Duarte Seabra (POR) and HHS Washington (Tinaranas Inspector x Cavalier Royale) dashed for the cash but had to settle for second despite a strong effort, registering no penalties and a final time of 28.03 seconds.
Ignacio Astolfi Lopez (ESP) and Dillan M (Zurich x Chin Chin) rounded out the top three despite having one rail down for four penalty-points in the tiebreaker, securing third place in 38.95 seconds.
Final Results – €25,400 Vilamoura Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Hugo Tavares (POR) & Cicero 117 – 0 / 0 – 36.28
2) Duarte Seabra (POR) & HHS Washington – 0 / 0 – 38.03
3) Ignacio Astolfi Lopez (ESP) & Dillan M – 0 / 4 – 38.95
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Photos: © Vilamoura Equestrian Centre