Sopot, Poland – June 11, 2022 – Ever since the beginning of their partnership, Denis Lynch (IRL) and GC Chopin’s Bushi have consistently thrived at the top of the sport and it was no different this Saturday as the dynamic duo raced to victory in the PLN $30,000 Sopot Marriot Resort & Spa Prize CSIO 5*.
Despite featuring obstacles at the maximum height of 1.45 meters, the course took a toll on competitors as only two combinations managed to leave all the poles up for no penalties. The Irishman and the 16-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood gelding (Contendro II x Nairobi) made it look easy even though they blazed through the course, crossing the finish line in 63.39 seconds.
Adam Nicpon (POL) was conservative aboard Zero Z (Zirocco Blue x Caritano Z) and his strategy paid off. He was able to complete the course within the time allowed, registering no penalties in 74.44 seconds for silver honors.
Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Nobel vd Bisschop were the fasted pair amongst four combinations that had four penalty-poins as the result of having one pole down each. Their time of 68.02 seconds secured them the third spot on the podium.
Final Results – PLN $30,000 Sopot Marriot Resort & Spa Prize CSIO 5* under the patronage of Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship Mieczysław Struka & Trójmiasto.pl
1) Denis Lynch (IRL) & GC Chopin’s Bushi – 0 – 63.39
2) Adam Nicpon (POL) & Zero Z – 0 / 0 – 74.44
3) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Nobel vd Bisschop – 4 – 68.02
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Photos: © CSIO Sopot