CSI 2*

Martin Fuchs & Viper Z Victorious at the Andalucía Pre-Sunshine Tour CSI 2*

Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – January 20, 2023 – Number two Longines Ranked Swiss rider, Martin Fuchs (SUI), may be young but his ringcraft shone today at the Andalucía Pre Sunshine Tour, which is sponsored by the Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte y and cofunded by the European Union.

Martin Fuchs (SUI) & Viper Z

With a foot perfect round Martin won Friday’s €26,200 Longines Ranking Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 2* class and also was top of the leaderboard in the 1.40 class. The Ranking class was held in the Milton arena and Martin was riding Viper Z (Vigo D`Arsouilles STX’ x Grannus). The round was textbook to watch and the Swiss and the 9-year-old dark chestnut Zangersheide gelding (Vigo D Arsouilles Stx x Grannus) stopped the clock in 62.22 seconds.

Sergio Álvarez Moya (ESP) & Charisma

The Spanish rider, Sergio Álvarez Moya (ESP) off of the top spot. Sergio had taken an early lead in the class with ‘Charisma HS’ (Uriko) but in the end he finished in third place, as Martin was not the only rider to beat his time of 63.72 seconds.

Kara Chad (CAN) & Igor GPH

Canadian rider, Kara Chad (CAN), who is based here over the winter, rode a very competitive neat round on the very fast Igor GPH (Harley’ x ‘Crawford 5), stopping the clock in 62.33 seconds to take second place behind Martin.

Martin Fuchs (SUI) & Viper Z

Final Results – €26,200 Longines Ranking Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 2*

1) Martin Fuchs (SUI) & Viper Z – 0 – 62.22

2) Kara Chad (CAN) & Igor GPH – 0 – 62.33

3) Sergio Álvarez Moya (ESP) & Charisma – 0 – 63.72

Source: Press Release from the Andalucía Sunshine Tour

Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia