Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – January 27, 2023 – Number two in the World Rankings, Swiss rider, Martin Fuchs (SUI, once again demonstrated why he is world renown, with an elegant round winning today’s €26,200 Longines Ranking CSI 2* class; here at the 2023 Andalucía Pre-Sunshine Tour, sponsored by ‘la Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte’ and co-financed by the European Union.
In this 1.45 (FT) class, he rode the lovely, nine yr old mare, Che Tipa (Caseo Della Caccia x ‘Ogano Sitte) who he has been building up over the past week and is owned by Willow Grace Farms. Not only did these owners have reason to celebrate with this win, but coming in just behind, to take second, was another one of their horses, the 14-year-old mare, who has won many a rosette here at Montenmedio, Anna Jo (‘Acodetto 2’ x ‘For Pleasure’) with her regular partner, the American rider Paris Sellon (USA) who has just arrived at the show.
Just a fraction of a second behind was resident rider, Teresa Blázquez Abascal (ESP) with another top mare, Nasa de Toxandria (‘Vertigo Saint Benoit’ x ‘Chopin Van Het Moleneind’), who had also placed second yesterday in the 1.40m class.
Swedish rider Jacob Hellström (SWE) was fourth with ‘Chuck Bass’ and fifth was the Dutch rider Mark Martens (NED) with ‘Iwan’.
Final Results – €26,200 Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 2*
1) Martin Fuchs (SUI) & Che Tipa – 0 – 68.50
2) Paris Ann Sellon (USA) & Anna Jo – 0 – 68.98
3) Teresa Blázquez-Abascal (ESP) & Nasa de Toxandria – 0 – 69.11
Source: Press Release (edited) from the Andalucía Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia