CSI 5*

Shane Sweetnam Claims Second Major Victory in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – October 22, 2023 – After winning the the $5,000,000 GNP Seguros Grand Prix CSI 5* at Otomí the previous day, Shane Sweetnam (IRL) closed out the week in grand fashion at Otomí Club Hípico, claiming the win with RR Combella in the MXN $2,500,000 GTO Prize CSI 5*.

The 1.50m class turned out to be a battle between a Belgian and two Irish riders. In the end, it was Shane who felt the “sweet taste” of victory aboard the 9-year-old bay mare (Cornet du Lys x Indoctro) by being the only one to register two clean performances among the 6 combinations who had qualified to the tiebreaker out of the original 36 pairs who competed in the first round.

Gregory Wathelet (BEL) and Nevados S were the fastest four-faulters amongst the five pairs who registered the same score in the jump-off, securing second place in 42.49 seconds while Jordan Coyle (IRL) and For Gold rounded out the top three in 44.32 seconds.

Podium: 2) Gregory Wathelet (BEL) 1) Shane Sweetnam (IRL) 3) Jordan Coyle (IRL)

Final Results – MXN $2,500,000 GTO Prize CSI 5*

1) Shane Sweetnam (IRL) & RR Combella – 0 / 0 – 43.81

2) Gregory Wathelet (BEL) & Nevados S – 0 / 4 – 42.49

3) Jordan Coyle (IRL) & For Gold – 0 / 4 – 44.32

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Photos: © Otomí Grand Prix