Saturday’s CSI4* Grand Prix at the Atlantic Tour went to Cedric Angot. With qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2015 Europeans, this CSI4* had the participation of a total of 50 riders in the first round. Of these, thirteen went on to the jump-off where the French rider and Rubis de Preuilly (Diamant de Semilly x Lord) turned out to be the fastest, completing the course designed by Stefan Wirth in 50.03 seconds.
It was double French on top, as Philippe Rozier finished second on Unpulsion de la Hart (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Nonstop) over three seconds behind on the time in the jump-off. Third place went to Swiss rider Nadja Peter-Steiner on Capuera II (Come On x Baloubet du Rouet).
The 2015 edition of the tour ends this Sunday, 5th of April, after six weeks of competition in which the best riders in the world, from 35 countries, showed their talent. This year, 26 classes counted for the Longiness ranking and the last two Grands Prix were qualifying competitions for the next Olympic Games in Brazil. In total were distributed 825,000 euros in prize money.
"The competition could not have gone better. We are growing from year to year and we believe that the next edition will be the consolidation of the competition. We want to make Vilamoura the largest equestrian destination in Europe,” said organizer Antonio Moura.
In the Grand Prix of Angola, there was still time for solidarity. During the last few weeks of show, the riders and public present in the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour 2015 were challenged to contribute monetarily to help the underprivileged children of the Centro de Apoio à Criança de Quarteira. A check, in the amount of € 3,850, was delivered to the director of the institution, Ana Romão, by the hands of actor Ricardo Carriço, who supported the initiative called “A Jump for a Smile".
Source: Press release from the Atlantic Tour
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