Helsinki, Finland – October 20, 2023 – Shane Breen (IRL) and Scarteen scored the biggest win of the day on Friday at the 2023 Helsinki International Horse Show CSI 5*-W, riding supreme in the €28,200 Pohjola Kansainvälinen Prize CSI 5*-W.
Facing 41 othe combinations in the 1.45m speed test on the course designed by Guilherme Jorge (BRA), the 10-year-old grey gelding (Cardento x Chellano Z) propelled the renowned Irishman to first place, doing so in flawless fashion after tripping the timers in 55.64 seconds.
The competition was fierce and Shane had to overcome some of the best in the world, including the current leader in the Longines Rider Ranking, Henrik von Eckermann (SWE). The Swede did give Breen a run for his money, eventually falling short due to his time of 56.24 seconds on Calizi.
Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) and Violino Il Palazetto joined the “concert”, playing not second but third fiddle to the tune of bronze honors, being time in 56.58 seconds.
Final Results – €28,200 Pohjola Kansainvälinen Prize CSI 5*-W
1) Shane Breen (IRL) & Scarteen – 0 – 55.64
2) Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) & Calizi – 0 – 56.24
3) Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) & Violino Il Palazetto – 0 – 56.58
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Photo: © Satu Pirinen