Poznań, Poland – June 10, 2023 – Morocco’s Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) triumphed in the $120,000 Maciej Frankiewicz Memorial CSI 4* last Saturday durign the 2023 edition of 4Foulee. Forty-eight horse-and-rider combinations took part in the 1.45m contest, counting for the Longines Rankings – competition for the trophy of the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, prizes of BSI and Mr Roman Roszkiewicz.
The first round was already quite a spectacle and risks had to be taken to ensure a place in the second round, decisive jump-off. Twelve riders from 8 countries advanced into the second course and once again the victory was claimed by Morocco’s Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) aboard the 11-year-old bay Selle Français mare, Ceika Malouine.
After sharing the win in the $110,100 Equestrian Wielkopolska Trophy CSI 4* two days before, the dynamic duo delivered another flawless performance in the tiebreaker, blazing across the finish line in 43.68 seconds for the win.
Second place was claimed by Irishman Alexander Butler (IRL) with Chilli B (Berlin x Cardento 933), matching the clean scorecard while finishin only seven-hundredths of a second slower in the jump-off.
Belgian Dirk Demeersman (BEL) conquered the third spot on the podium with G’Majo van de Caloo Meerschen (Ugano Sitte x Vigo d’Arsouilles), registering no penalties and a final time of 44.25 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR)
“Congrats to the course designer. It was a very fast and smooth course, world-class level. I knew that my horse is very quick, but I had to risk it, because the riders before me gave their all. I would like to thank the Polish audiences – they were fantastic. I also thank theorganizers for delivering a really nice show here.” – said the winner.
Final Results – $120,000 Maciej Frankiewicz Memorial CSI 4*
1) Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) & Ceika Malouine – 0 / 0 – 43.68
2) Alexander Butler (IRL) & Chill B – 0 / 0 – 43.75
3) Dirk Demeersman (BEL) & G’Majo van de Caloo Meerschen – 0 / 0 – 44.25
Source: Press Release (edited) from 4Foulee