Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – April 08, 2022 – They say showjumping genes runs in one’s blood and Mathieu Guéry (BEL) confirmed that by riding Nistria d’O to victory in the €25,500 Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort Two-Phase Challenge CSI 2* yesterday during the first week of the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour‘s Spring Tour IV.
The young Belgian rider teamed up with the 2013 bay Selle Français mare (Falco x Diamant de Semilly) in the two-phase challenge. The duo were clean in the first part of the 1.45m challenge before turning on the nitro to secure the win in 28.80 seconds.
The host nation was well represented in the contest as Carlos Lopez-Fanjul Tartiere (ESP) and Ashaane Villa Rose – (Utrillo Z) claimed silver honors in 28.80 seconds and Jesus Garmendia Echevarria (IRL) rode Callias (Companiero x Casco) to the third spot on the podium after a penalty-free performance all the way to the end, crossing the finish line in – 29.01 seconds.
Final Results – €25,500 Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort Two-Phase Challenge CSI 2*
1) Mathieu Guery (BEL) & Nistria d’O – 0 / 0 – 28.66
2) Carlos Lopez-Fanjul Tartiere (ESP) & Ashaane Villa Rose – 0 / 0 – 28.80
3) Jesus Garmendia Echevarria (ESP) & Callias – 0 / 0 – 29.01
Text: Jumper News, no reproduction without permission
Photos: © MET / Hervé Bonnaud / www.1clicphoto.com