Arezzo, Italy – March 16, 2023 – The 2023 Toscana Tour came to an end in grand fashion on Sunday at the Arezzo Equestrian Centre and it was Jessica Burke (IRL) and Express Trend who galloped towards victory in the finale of the spring season there, the €52,600 Selleria Equipe Grand Prix CSI 3*.
A total of 42 combinations from 16 different nations had taken part in the first round of the 1.50m challenge but it was Burke and the 2010 bay Irish Sport Horse gelding (Future Trend x Con Dios) who were the only duo out of the five finalist that cleared all the obstacles for the second time, crossing the timers in 39.38 seconds.
Massimo Grossato (ITA) and Tinkabelle RS (Tinka’s Boy x Contender) were the quickest amongst three four-faulters in the decisive round, earning silver honors in 39.51 seconds.
Kristaps Neretnieks (LAT) and Palladium Kjv (Lancer III x Cornet Obolensky) also had a pole down in the tiebreaker, rounding out the top three in 39.92 seconds.
Final Results – €52,600 Selleria Equipe Grand Prix CSI 3*
1) Jessica Burke (IRL) & Express Trend – 0 / 0 – 39.38
2) Massimo Grossato (ITA) & Tinkabelle RS – 0 / 4 – 39.51
3) Kristaps Neretnieks (LAT) & Palladium Kjv – 0 / 4 – 39.92
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Photos: © Arezzo Equestrian Centre
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