Kraków, Poland – February 17, 2022 – The winner of the Big Tour on the first day of the finale Cavaliada Tour was home rider Jarosław Skrzyczyński (POL).
The first Big Tour class, for the prize of Education First, under the patronage of the Polish Horse Breeders Association, was played out as a speed competition, where faults are calculated into penalty seconds. The winning combination of the Cavaliada Sopot Grand Prix proved they are in great shape – Jarosław Skrzyczyński (POL) took the victory aboard 9-year-old Inturido. Andrius Petrovas (LTU) with Gigollo was faster, but the risk he took resulted in two knockdowns. Third place went to Germany’s Robert Bruhns (GER) with DSP Corbain.
“The plan was to ride smooth and steady and take all the turns, and we would see how the opponents will respond.” – commented the winner. When asked about the specifics of the final competition, he said: “The horses will jump for three days here, and the first course is set in such a way so as not to use their potential to the maximum, so that on Sunday they would still be in full strength, and as we know on Sunday it’s the hardest part.”
Today’s win took Skrzyczyński up to the sixth place in the World Cup Central European League ranking. The leader is still Hungary’s Zoltan Czékus.
Final Results – $10,000 Big Tour CSI 3* – W
1) Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski (POL) & Inturido – 0 / 61.73
2) Andrius Petrovas (LTU) & Gigollo – 0 / 62.31
3) Robert Bruhns (GER) & DSP Corbain – 0 / 62.40
Source: Press Release from Centrum Prasowe Grupy MTP for Cavaliada
Photo: © Cavaliada Tour