CSI 4*

By One-Hundredth of Second! Sanne Thijssen Wins WKD Speed Challenge CSI 4* at Vejer de La Frontera

Vejer de La Frontera – February 23, 2023 – Dutch rider, Sanne Thijssen (NED) added another top result to her tally today with the lovely stallion, Hi There who is eleven years old, and who Sanne has been riding since 2018. This is one of their best results together at this height, 1.50m, the stallion is by Nabab de Reve, dam sire,  Numero Uno. They were actually first to go in this €27,200 WKD Speed Challenge CSI 4*, which had 94 participants, but nobody managed to beat their time of 60.52 seconds.

Czech rider, Ales Opatrny with Forewer (Caruso 279 x ‘Grossadmiral) was closest, taking second place in 60.53 seconds while Canadian rider, Tim Wilks (CAN) was third with Diamanthella VG Z (Diamant de Semilly x Hickory Mail), completing the podium just seven-hundredths of second slower than the latter two.

Fourth was the Danish rider, Martin Dinesen Neergaard with First Choice HT (Favorit Ask x Contendro I); and finishing off the placings was Spanish, Kevin González de Zárate with ‘Conthargos Rouge’ (‘Conthargos’ x ‘Papillon Rouge’).  The Andalucía Sunshine Tour 2023, is sponsored by the ‘Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte’ and co-financed by the European Union.

Sanne Thijssen (NED) & Hi There

Final Results – €27,200 WKD Speed Challenge CSI 4*

1) Sanne Thijssen (NED) & Hi There – 0 – 60.52

2) Ales Opatrny (CZE) & Forewer – 0 – 60.53

3) Tim Wilks (CAN) & Diamanthella VG Z – 0 – 60.60

Source: Press Release (edited) from  Andalucía Sunshine Tour

Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia / Equus Media