The Luxembourger Charlotte Bettendorf continues to reap successes in the XXIX Andalucía Sunshine Tour, an event sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports and co-financed by the European Union, which is proving to be very fruitful for her. after beating last Thursday with ‘Con Vados’ In the highest test of the day, Bettendorf consolidates his ascending line by winning the disputed and numerous tiebreaker of the Clip My Horse.TV Grand Prix. With the 12-year-old mare ‘Babacool’ (‘Tlaloc M’ x ‘Urbain du Monnai’) he finished the clock in 38.77 seconds, thus overtaking the Italian Emanuele Camilli who, with ‘Chaccrouet’ (‘Chacco-Blue’ x ‘Baloubet du Rouet’) had just placed himself at the head of the race.
At the end of the test, the Luxembourgian rider highlighted that his mare is “very fast”. “He has made a very fast tiebreaker, which has allowed us to achieve victory. I am really delighted with her, with her speed and with her attitude, always giving her best ”, explained Betterdorf.
German Jana Wargers with ‘Nevado de Toluca’ (‘Tolouse’ x ‘Hector X’), a nine-year-old horse from Ashford Farm BV, was finally classified third in the Grand Prix, followed by her compatriot Kendra Claricia Brinkop with ‘Olympke Van’t Merelsnest ‘. Finally she closed the positions of honor Belgian Cyril Cools with ‘Cloe GP Z’ (‘Corrdino’ x ‘Takashi Van Berkenbroek’).
For his part, the British Marnie Darcy Green with his ten-year-old mare ‘Ice Cold Z’ won the the 1.40 meter test, thus adding the second victory of the week for this pairing after winning in 1.35 last Friday. Second in the test was the German Michael Viehweg with ‘Comanche 29’ and third was the French Valentín Besnard with ‘Eros de Carville’.
in 1.35 Spanish Luis Ortiz Agüera was the fastest to complete the second phase with ‘Easo J’, a thirteen-year-old mare with origins in ‘Kalaska de Semilly’ x ‘Hello Pierville’ owned by Luis Astolfi. The Belgian Elisa Pietteur with ‘Nirvana de la Pomme’ and the national rider Nicolás Bidón Daurella with ‘Cuantas de Torres’ completed the leading positions in the event.
British was also the victory at 1.30 with Emma Stoker and ‘Q Seven’ (‘FRH Quaid’ x ‘Stakkato’) as the best set of the test. The French Laura Monier with ‘Pialotta B’ was second and the English Marnie Darcy Green with ‘Kick Pleasure Q’, third.
The Swedish Jannie Canovill with ‘Donnafugata’ was clearly imposed in 1.25, finishing the course in a very fast 56.98 seconds. The Belgian Eva Jennen with ‘Ilona V/D Fruitkorf’ finished in 60.60 seconds, while the Spanish Xabier Zabaleta Susperregui with ‘Casallina D’Aix’ completed the Top-3 of the event.
clear British dominance in 1.10 with Lola Luchford with ‘Izar LB’; Samantha Cowell with ‘Harthill Louisa’ and Megan Broadway with ‘Stella Butterfly Z’ as the fastest ensembles.
So completed the fourth week competition of the Andalucía Sunshine Tour, an event that will continue this week with a new competition for young horses of five, six, seven and eight years old starting on Tuesday and an international 4-star competition that will start on Thursday.