Francesca Ciriesi & Chacco’s Boy Ride for the Gold in the Port of Rotterdam of Prize CSIO 5*

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – June 25, 2022 – Francesca Ciriesi (ITA) claimed the victory in the €7,500 Port of Rotterdam Prize CSIO 5* with Chacco’s Boy, finishing in 57.09 seconds. A total of thirteen combinations started in this 1.45m speed challenge.

The first starter, Marcus Ehning (GER) set a good time with his Flower Girl, but unfortunately the mare also knocked a bar out of the spoons for him. That was not the case for Francesca Ciriesi (ITA) and the 12-year-old bay Oldenburg gelding (Chacco-Blue x Quattro B), who blazed through the course flawlessly before completing it in 57.09 seconds.

Wilma Hellström (SWE) and Appearance (Conthargos x Incolor) came in second place, matching the clean performance of the eventual winners while being almost seven-tenths of a second slower (57.72 seconds).

Three different nations were represent on the podium. Oliver Lazarus (RSA) and Chilipeper (Quasimodo Z / No Limit ) completed the top three, just nine hundredths of a second behind the latter two.

Final Results – €7,500 Port of Rotterdam Prize CSIO 5*

1) Francesca Ciriesi (ITA) & Chacco’s Boy – 0 – 57.09

2) Wilma Hellström (SWE) ) Appearance – 0 – 57.72

3) Oliver Lazarus (RSA) & Chillipepper – 0 – 57.81

Source: Press Release (edited) from CHIO Rotterdam

Photo: © CHIO Rotterdam / Danielle Vink