Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – March 05, 2023 – Charlotte Bettendorf LUX) rides for Luxembourg and she has been doing them proud here at the XXIX Andalucía Sunshine Tour, which is sponsored by ‘la Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte’ and co-financed by the European Union.
Representing for Luxembourg, Charlotte flew around the jump off taking first place from the fast Italian rider, Emanuele Camilli (ITA) with Chaccrouet. On Thursday, she had already been the winner of the 1.45 class with Con Vados and also won the 5-year-old final with Madame van Het Hellcat Z, a horse we really look forward to seeing in future tours.
Today, she excelled herself by winning the €26,900 ClipMyHorse.TV Grand Prix CSI 2* with the 12-year-old, bay Selle Français mare Babacool (Tlaloc M x Urbain du Monnai), who is owned by Ecurie Francoise Mathy, Bayard SA. This pair are clearly a great team and they stopped the clock in the jump-off, with a really speedy round in 38.77 seconds, knocking another really fast rider, the Italian Emanuele Camilli (ITA) off of the top spot.
Emanuele rode Chaccrouet (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) towards silver honors in flawless fashion, securing securing second place in 39.08 seconds.
Charlotte was clearly delighted with the result, this was a really large, 2* Longines Ranking class and there were 19 riders in the jump-off: Charlotte stated: My horse Babbacool, she’s so quick and it was a very quick jump-off and I’m just amazed about her jumping and being quick and always doing her best!’
In third and fourth were two German riders, regular riders on the podium at the event. Jana Wargers (GER) with the 9-year-old, Nevado de Toluca (Tolouse x Hector X), who is owned by Ashford Farm BV, rounding out the top three just nine-hundredths of a second slower than the latter duo.
Kendra Claricia Brinkop (GER) and Olympke Van’t Merelsnest completed the top four while the fifth position was claimed by Belgian rider, Cyril Cools (BEL) with Cloe GP Z (Corrdino x Takashi Van Berkenbroek).
Final Results – €26,900 ClipMyHorse.TV Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Charlotte Bettendorf (LUX) & Babacool – 0 / 0 – 38.77
2) Emanuele Camilli (ITA) & Chaccrouet – 0 / 0 – 39.08
3) Jana Wargers (GER) & Nevado de Toluca – 0 / 0 – 39.17
Source: Press Release (edited) from the Andalucía Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Sunshine Tour / Equus Media