Sopot, Poland – January 23, 2022 – The first-ever Cavaliada Sopot Grand Prix CSI 2*, for the prize of PKO Bank Polski, under the patronage of the Mayor of Sopot, saw 45 riders on the startlist. 11 of them went through the 12-fence 145 cm course faultlessly, including 7 from Poland. The jump-off challenge was very close, because in the end only 0,23s separated the Top 3. Ultimately, the win belonged to home rider Jarosław Skrzyczyński (POL) aboard 9-year-old Inturido. It was the horse’s first ever victory in a ranking class.
“The strategy was simple: to go fast and clear because there’s tough competition. The jump-off always requires some risk and mistakes can happen. None happened for me today. Inturido is still young and just beginning his adventure with ranking classes. I think he feels good here, at ERGO Arena. He was second on the first day and he won today. I can’t imagine a better finish.” – said the winner.
Second place went to Greek rider Angelos Touloupis (GRE) with Blue Balou 5, therefore securing his position as the leader of Cavaliada Tour ranking. Third went to Lithuania’s Matas Petraitis (LTU) with the 11-year-old Goldcoast VDL.
now, second position in the season ranking belongs to today’s winner. Another Pole – Tomasz Miśkiewicz – lies in third, after scoring a double clear” and finishing fourth today riding Velvet Lazar.
Final Results – $104,000 PKO Bank Polski Grand Prix of Sopot CSI 2*
1) Jarosław Skrzyczyński (POL) & Inturido – 0 / 0 – 40.76
2) Angelos Touloupis (GRE) & Blue Balou 5 – 0 / 0 – 40.84
3) Matas Petraitis (LTU) & Goldcoast VDL – 0 / 0 – 40.99
Source: Press Release by Karina Czechowicz for Tarant Events / Cavaliada Tour
Photos: © Cavaliada Tour