Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates – January 20, 2022 – Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) and Chalou were up to their old tricks on Thursday during the opening day of the The President of the UAE Showjumping Cup at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. The high-flying duo turned and burned to win the €25,500 UAE Equestrian Federation Speed Stakes CSIO 5*.
The Italian and the Superman-like 13-year-old Oldenburg chestnut gelding (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) blazed through the course and over the 1.45m obstacles beofre crossing the finish line in 57.24 seconds for the victory.
Constant van Paesschen (BEL) and Verdi Treize (Diamant De Semilly x Eiger I) were right on the heels of the eventual winners, finishing second only due to their time of 57.47 seconds.
After having already had a win less than two weeks ago competing at the United Arab Emirates, Bart Bles (NED) and Grenoble DN (Gaillard de la Pomme x Capitol II) were back on the podium, completing the podium with no penalties in 57.60 seconds.
Final Results – €25,500 UAE Equestrian Federation Speed Stakes CSIO 5*
1) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Chalou – 0 / 57.24
2) Constant van Paesschen (BEL) & Verdi Treize – 0 / 57.47
3) Bart Bles (NED) & Grenoble DN – 0 / 57.6
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Photo: © Emirates Longines Showjumping