Rome, Italy – May 27, 2023 – What a long Irish winning wave at the 90th CSIO di Roma Piazza di Siena – Master d’Inzeo! After the first historical victory scored in the Intesa Sanpaolo Nations Cup on Friday, Ireland signed another success in the opening class of day 3 in Rome.
The €26,200 KEP Italy Speed Challenge CSIO 5* was won by Jessica Burke (IRL), riding Inpulss (53.50). The pair achieved a perfect and fast round, leaving behind specialist in speed classes such as Britain’s Matthew Sampson (GBR) on Mgh Candy Girl (53.66), and Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) on Julius. D (54.35).
It is a fantastic story with a happy ending for 31-year-old Burke: “It’s amazing… first participation in Rome, competing and winning on a fantastic stage like Piazza di Siena! Only four years ago I was still a high-school math teacher…. Then I had to make a choice and I decided to concentrate full-time on competitions. At this point, I can say that it was a good choice after all…”
Final Results – €26,200 KEP Italy Speed Challenge CSIO 5*
1) Jessica Burke (IRL) & Inpulss – 0 – 53.50
2) Matthew Sampson (GBR) on Mgh Candy Girl – 0 – 53.66
3) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) on Julius. D – 0 – 54.35
Source: Press Release from CSIO di Roma – Piazza di Siena – Master d’Inzeo
Photo: © Sport e Salute / Simone Ferraro