Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates – January 27, 2022 – For the second Thursday in a row, Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) and Nikolaj de Music stole the spotlight on Thursday, riding to first place in the €26,900 Al Shira’aa Arabian Diamond Tour Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 4*–W during the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show CSI 4*-W at the Al Forsan Resort.
Gaudiano and Gaudiano Sporthorses’ 9-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding (Kannan x Nabab de Reve) were supreme in the 1.45m speed challenge, overcoming all the obstacles before blazing across the timers in 57.15 seconds.
The host nation once again was well represented in the contest with Mohammed Ghanem Al Hajri (UAE) and G’s Fabian (Gaillard de la Pomme x Lovis Corinth) securing a second-place finish in 59.90 seconds.
Georgia Tame (GBR) and Z7 Caretina (Coltaire Z x Caretino) completed the podium, posting a penalty-free performance in 60.09 seconds.
Final Results – €26,900 Al Shira’aa Arabian Diamond Tour Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 4*-W
1) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Nikolaj de Music – 0 / 57.15
2) Mohammed Ghanem Al Hajri (UAE) & G’s Fabian – 0 / 59.90
3) Georgia Tame (GBR) & Z7 Caretina – 0 / 60.09
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Photos: © Emirates Longines Showjumping / Al Shira’aa International Horse Show