Victor Bettendorf & Astuce de La Roque are the Aces of the Day at the VillaMoura Atlantic Tour CSI 3*

Villamoura, Portugal – February 03, 2022 – Victor Bettendorf (LUX) and Astuce de La Roque were the aces of the day during the second week of the VillaMoura Atlantic Tour at the VillaMoura Equestrian Centre. The duo teamed up to win the feature class on Thursday at the cozy venue, the $25,500 Speed Challenge CSI 3*.

Bettendorf guided the 2010 bay Selle Français mare (Kannan x Quick Star) flawlessly over all the 1.45m obstacles before crossing the finish line in 61.08 seconds. Michael Pender (IRL) and HHS Fortune (Catoki x Douglas) came the closest to the winners, finishing second only due to their time of 61.43 seconds.

Niels Kersten (NED) and High Hopes SFN (Numero Uno x Lupicor) were a bit further behind, still managing to hold to the third-place on the podium with their performance in 62.01 seconds.

Final Results – $25,500 Speed Challenge CSI 3*

1) Victor Bettendorf (LUX) & Astuce de La Roque – 0 / 61.08

2) Michael Pender (IRL) & HHS Fortune – 0 / 61.43

3) Niels Kersten (NED) & High Hopes SFN – 0 / 62.01

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Photos: © VillaMoura Equestrian Centre