Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – March 10, 2023 – Matthew Sampson (GBR) and Ebolensky had an impressive round today in the €27,300 Big Tour Speed Challenge CSI 4*. The class was sponsored by Schelstraete Equine Law, an international firm specialising in equestrian law, with branches in Amsterdam, Paris and New York. It was a 1.50m class and held in the grass, David Broome arena with 93 participants.
Matt and Ebolensky are well known here at Montenmedio and indeed, were the winners of the first Grand Prix in this 2023 edition of the Andalucía Sunshine Tour, on the 12th of February. Once again, they are back on the top of the podium, demonstrating that their great partnership is as solid as ever. Riding to win, Matt stopped the clock in just 63.13 seconds, pushing the Dutch rider Frank Schuttert (NED) off of the top spot that he had held since early on in the class. In the end Frank took second place in 63.39 seconds, with Gream (Verdi TN x Ultimo).
In third was the renown French rider, Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) with Djagger Semilly (Diamant de Semilly x Apache D’Adriers), registering no penalties while dashing across the finish line in 63.39 seconds.
Final Results – €27,300 Schelstraete Equine Law Big Tour Speed Challenge CSI 4*
1) Matthew Sampson (GBR) & Ebolensky – 0 – 63.13
2) Frank Schuttert (NED) & Gream – 0 – 63.39
3) Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) & Djagger Semilly – 0 – 64.25
Source Press Release from Andalucía Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Andalucía Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia