Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – October 22, 2022 – Alain Jufer (SUI) was on fire at the 2022 Andalucía Sunshine Tour. In one week he had two wins, on Saturday with Dante MM after also having won the previous day with Dark Grey, a second place with Kosimo MM on the 20th and a third place with Cornet MM too, in the first Ranking qualifier, on the 21st. He really was on a roll!
The €26,100 Barbate Trophy CSI 3* class was held in the Milton arena and was a speed class. There were around 70 horses in the 1.45m speed class and Alain rode victoriously across the finish line in a time of 64.61 seconds on the 11-year-old bay Oldenburg gelding (Diarado x Luxius), who is owned by Marlis Mühlebach.
He was just over a second faster than the recently arrived British rider, who was the leader of the class from very early on, Robert Murphy (GBR). Robert was riding the very athletic Ayrton IV (Cantos x Burggraaf) ,who is owned by David Andrews. The pair completed the course in flawless fashion while registering a time of 65.66 seconds.
Just over a second behind Robert was another British rider, Will Edwards (GBR) with SHW Candies B (Chacco-Blue x Heartbreaker), completing their penalty-free performance in 66.87 seconds.
Final Results – €26,100 Barbate Trophy CSI 3*
1) Alain Jufer (SUI) & Dante MM – 0 – 64.61
2) Robert Murphy (GBR) Ayrton IV – 0 – 65.66
3) Will Edwards (GBR) & SHW Candies B – 0 – 66.87
Source: Press Release from the Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia / Equus Media
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