Kraków – Poland – February 19, 2022 – Saturday was a very busy day at the Cavaliada Tour – Kraków CSI 3*-W. Besides the final of Cavaliada Driving Tour and the Speed & Music, the feature Longines Ranking class ended with the win of home athlete Michał Kaźmierczak (POL).
The Middle Tour Final, the$103,500 Kwiaty Polskie Prize CSI 3*-W, under the patronage of Baborówko Equestrian Association, saw 48 riders on the starting list. The first course included 12 fences, and did not leave any room for rest, because the horses had to face 15 efforts in 63 seconds. 11 combinations advanced to the jump-off. The rivalry was extremely fierce, and only four hundredths of a second separated the top three. Victory belonged to Michał Kaźmierczak – a rider from Kraków aboard Whoopy Boy. It was the 11-year-old gelding’s first win in a ranking class.
“The course was demanding and there was almost no breathing space, but ultimately there were quite a few clear rounds. There was one more turn to take, but only Mateusz Tyszko with Zirocco Air took it and it didn’t land him the lead, so practically all of us followed the same route and speed and tight turns were key. I went towards the end, so I took a risk and it paid off.” – said the winner.
Second place went to Tomasz Miśkiewicz (POL) with Stakkato Lazar, and third to Mściwoj Kiecoń (POL) riding Digisport Codeina. As many as six of the Top 8 horses were bred in Poland.
Final Results – $103,500 Kwiaty Polskie Prize CSI 3*-W
1) Michael Kaźmierczak (POL) & Whoopy Boy – 0 / 0 – 40.80
2) Tomasz Miskiewicz (POL) & Stakkato Lazar – 0 / 0 – 40.83
3) Mściwoj Kiecoń (POL) & Digisport Codeina – 0 / 0 – 40.84
Source: Press Release from Centrum Prasowe Grupy MTP for Cavaliada
Photo: © Cavaliada Tour
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