CSI 3*

Victor Bettendorf & Astuce de La Roque Victorious Again at the VillaMoura Atlantic Tour CSI 3*

Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – February 19, 2022 – It was a busy Saturday at the VillaMoura Equestrian Centre and familiar faces were the winners of the feature Longines Ranking class. Victor Bettendorf (LUX) and Astuce de La Roque rode to another victory, this time in the €25,560 Speed Challenge CSI 3* during the fourth week of the VillaMoura Atlantic Tour.

Bettendorf and the 2010 bay Selle Français mare (Kannan x Quick Star) secured first place by clearing all the 1.45m obstacles before crossing the finish line in 59.18 seconds.

François Mathy Jr. (BEL) and Casanova de L’Herse ( Ugano Sitte x Kashmir Van Schuttershof ) were just four-tenths of a second off the pace of the eventual winners, a mark that earned them silver honors on the podium.

William Fletcher (GBR) and Persimmon (Salute R P x Indorado) were also clean right to wire, rounding out the top three with their time of 61.18 seconds.

Final Results – €25,560 VillaMoura Speed Challenge CSI 3*

1) Victor Bettendorf (LUX) & Astuce de La Roque – 0 – 59.18

2) François Mathy Jr. (BEL) & Casanova de L’Herse – 0 – 59.59

3) William Fletcher (GBR) & Persimmon – 0 – 61.18

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Photo: © VillaMoura Equestrian Centre