Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – October 22, 2023 – It was a thrilling end to this week of jumping here at the Andalucía October Tour III on Suday, with the Olympic 2024 qualifier, the €52,950 Diputación de Cadiz Grand Prix CSI 3*, sponsored by La Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte and co-financed by the European Union. This Longines Ranking class was set around a demanding track held in the Milton arena due to rather Autumnal weather conditions. There were 51 competitors jumping the 1.50m course and just six went through to the jump off.
American rider, Zayna Rizvi (USA) and the 13-year-old Belgian Sport Horse (SBS) mare Exquise du Pachis (Vagabond de la Pomme x Ogano Sitte) were the only pair to jump clear, but they did it in style in the fastest time of just 41.37 seconds, taking a really deserved win in this demanding class.
Felipe Amaral (BRA) was second with Robinson 163 (Casall x Cassiano 3) with one pole in 43.07seconds at the end of their jump-off performance.
Swedish riders took the next two places, third was Hannah Akerblom (SWE) with Chodec (Guidam Sohn x Centgraf) and fourth, Jonna Ekberg (SWE) with Damethea de Moulery (Mylord Carthago x Vas Y Donc Longane).
Final Results – €52,950 Diputación de Cadiz Grand Prix CSI 3*
1) Zayna Rizvi (USA) & Exquise du Pachis – 0 / 0 – 41.37
2) Felipe Amaral (BRA) & Robinson 163 – 0 / 4 – 43.07
3) Hannak Akerblom (SWE) & Chodec – 0 / 4 – 45.47
Source: Press Release from the Andalucía Sunshine Tour
Photos: © Mackenzie Clark