Šamorín, Slovakia – October 21, 2021 – Emily Moffitt (GBR) and Bacara d’Archonfosse reigned supreme in the €25,500 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5* on the opening day of the second week of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) of Samorin CSI 5* & 2* at the X-Bionic Sphere.
A total of 45 combinations entered the arena to challenge the course, with 33 of them advancing to phase two of the 1.45m contest. Despite her young age, the young Brit showed maestry aboard Poden Farms‘ 14-year-old Belgian Sport Horse mare (Asca Z x Kannan), securing the win in 24.25 seconds.
The winner faced fierce competition from some of the world’s best, with Gregory Wathelet (BEL) and Picobello Full House ter Linden Z (Forever d’Arco ter Linden) finishing second in 24.50 seconds.
Jur Vrieling (NED) was right on the heels of the Belgian multiple-grand-prix winner, rounding out the top three with KM Chalcedon (Calido I x Raphael), being only two hundredths of a second slower than the latter two.
Final Results – €25,500 LGCT Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5*
1) Emily Moffitt (GBR) & Bacara d’Archonfosse – 0 / 24.25
2) Gregory Wathelet (BEL) & Picobello Full House ter Linden Z – 0 / 24.50
3) Jur Vrieling (NED) & KM Chalcedon – 0 / 24.52
Source: Press Release from LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso / Emily Moffitt