Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – February 26, 2023 – Super Sunday at the Andalucia Sunshine Tour CSI 4* featured no less than 3 grands prix. The €28,600 Aloga Auctions Medium Tour Grand Prix CSI 4* was one of the three main attractions there as designer Elio Travagliati built a substantial track in the Milton arena for 66 combinations who took part in the first round of the 1.50m contest.
In the end ten of them advanced to the tiebreaker but it was Dutch rider Kevin Jochems (NED) who prevailed, riding a fast round with very tight turns, slipping into the lead for good with with Flying Jackie, a 13-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood mare (Nabab de Reve x Voltaire), stopping the timers in 32.57 seconds.
Last to go and finishing in second place, was the Argentinian rider, Matias Albarracin (ARG) with Full Option van’t Zand (Flamingo), completing their seconds fault-free effort in 32.95 seconds.
Three different nations climbed onto the podium as third place was claimed by Thibaut Keller (SUI) with Badaboum One (Quento Sange x Mylord Carthago), registering no penalties and a final time of 33.05 seconds.
Final Results – €28,600 Aloga Auctions Medium Tour Grand Prix CSI 4*
1) Kevin Jochems (NED) & Flying Jackie – 0 / 0 – 32.57
2) Matias Albarracin (ARG) & Full Option van’T Zand – 0 / 0 – 32.95
3) Thibault Keller (SUI) & Badaboum One – 0 / 0 – 33.05
Source: Press Release (edited) from the Andalucía Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Equus Media