Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – October 15, 2021 – Jackson Reed Stephenson (GBR) with Exception accelerated to win the €25,500 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 4* last week during the seconds week of the 2021 Vilamoura Champions Tour at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre.
Riding the 2010 chestnut Belgian Sport Horse gelding (Vagabond de La Pomme x Dirka), Stephenson managed to advance and complete the second section of the 1.45/1.50m challenge without having any penalties attributed to them, moreover, registering the fastest clear second-phase performance in 29.69 seconds.
The host nation had the privilege of one of their own climbing to the second-highest position on the podiu. Francisco Rocha (POR) and Lanzarote de Muze (Clinton x Heartbreaker) were also fault-free right down to the wire, earning reserve honors in 30.69 seconds.
Celine Schoonbroodt-de Azevedo (POR) had another good performance aboard Clinto T Z (Clintissimo Z x Indoctro), rounding out the top three in 31.40 seconds.
Final Results – €25,500 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 4*
1) Jackson Reed Stephenson (GBR) & Exception – 0 / 0 – 29.69
2) Francisco Rocha (POR) & Lanzarote de Muze – 0 / 0 – 30.69
3) Celine Schoonbroodt-de Azevedo (BEL) & Clinto T Z – 0 / 0 – 31.40
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Photos: © Vilamoura Equestrian Centre