CSI 3*

Hugo Carvalho & Exception Excel at the VillaMoura Champions Tour CSI 3*

Quarteira, Faro, Portugal – October 14, 2022 – A Portuguese victory on home soil! Hugo Carvalho (POR) and Exception were at their very best to win the €25,500 Jump-off Challenge CSI 3* on Friday during the first week of the VillaMoura Champions Tour at the VillaMoura Equestrian Centre.

The Portuguese rider and the 2013 grey Westphalian gelding (Berlin x Landadel) triumphed despite not registering the fastest time in the tiebreaker. The duo were the faster of only two combinations, completing their second fault-free performance in 45.19 seconds.

Radovan Sillo (SVK) and Quadrosson Ask (Quadros 3 x Carentan) were the only other pair to leave all the poles up for no penalties, tripping the jump-off timers in 45.33 seconds.

Charlene Bastone (GBR) chose a conservative approach on Sanlou (Sandro Boy x Chacco-Blue) and the strategy paid off as the duo secured bronze honors despite having three time penalties due to their completion of the course in 56.81 seconds.

Hugo Carvalho (POR) & Exception

Final Results – €25,500 VillaMoura Champions Tour Jump-off Challenge CSI 3*

1) Hugo Carvalho (POR) & Exception – 0 / 0 – 45.19

2) Radovan Sillo (SVK) & Quadrosson Ask – 0 / 0 – 45.33

3) Charlene Bastone (GBR) & Sanlou – 0 / 3 – 56.81

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Photos: © VillaMoura Equestrian Centre