CSI 4*

Dermott Lennon & Athletix Hero Z Dash for the Cash at the Sunshine Tour CSI 4*

Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – February 10, 2022 – There was an Irish victory on Thursday at the Andalucía Sunshine TourDermott Lennon (IRL) riding the very neat jumper, ‘Athletix Hero Z’, was the winner of this 4* speed class.  The 10-year-old old who is by Aganix Du Seigneur, had a foot perfect round with Dermott at the reins in this 1.50m class;  the first to be held in the David Broome grass arena this year.  The pair jumped clear in a time of 60.67 seconds around the demanding course designed by Elio Travagliatti (ITA).

Spanish Olympic rider, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar (ESP) takes second place with ‘Full Option Van’t Zand’ while Belgian rider Gilles Thomas (BEL) rode ‘Luna Van Het Dennehof’ towards bronze honors.

Eduardo Álvarez Aznar (ESP), who was the only Spanish show jumper at the Tokyo Olympics, rode ‘Full Option Van’t Zand’, beautifully around the course and took second place with his stylish round on this lovely horse who is by ‘Flamingo K’ and owned by Jos Lansink Horses.  This pair stopped the timers in 62.24 seconds. 

Continuing with the Big Tour class results,  two Belgian riders took the next two placings;  Gilles Thomas (BEL) was third with ‘Luna Van Het Dennehof’,  whilst Gudrun Patteet (BEL) was fourth with ‘Sea Coast Pebbles Z’.  In fifth place, it was the German rider Kendra Brinkop ‘Malissa de Muze’.

Final Results – €10,150 Big Tour Speed Challenge CSI 4*

1) Dermott Lennon (IRL) & Athletix Hero Z – 0 – 60.67

2) Eduardo Álvarez Aznar (ESP) & Full Option Zand – 0 – 62.24

3) Gilles Thomas (BEL) & Luna van het Dennehof – 0 / 0 – 62.44

Source: Press Release from Andalucía Sunshine Tour

Photos: © Moises Basallote Fotografia