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Eqypt’s Sameh El Dahan turns on the style at Liverpool International

Saturday, 30 December 2017
CSI4* Liverpool International Horse Show 2017

Photo (c) Liverpool International. Sameh El Dahan with Suma's Zorro. Photo (c) Liverpool International.

Egypt's Sameh El Dahan produced a stylish performance to win the feature jump-off class on day one of the Liverpool International Horse Show. 

A star-studded field thrilled a bumper crowd at the Echo Arena as world-class showjumping returned to Liverpool. And Sameh held his nerve brilliantly, collecting an £8,100 winner’s purse after clocking a jump-off time of 32.56 seconds with his 2014 World Equestrian Games ride Suma's Zorro by VDL Douglas to edge out Irish star Shane Breen with Ipswich van de Wolfsakker (Carembar de Muze x Quick Star), while Britain's Laura Renwick was third on Top Dollar VI (Dollar du Murier x Darco).

"I am thrilled with the horse," said Sameh, following his victory in a class sponsored by Easibed. "I am very proud of her. She has been in fantastic form all year, and I knew I had a good chance from the start. It is good to start the show with a win like that. It is my first time at Liverpool, so I am really happy to end up as winner."

"The mare has been fantastic. Every grand prix since April, she has been placed in. I have been riding her for seven years, so I know her inside out. I was early to go in the jump-off. I thought to not go too crazy, but try to apply a bit of pressure on those coming behind me. I love the show. There is a great buzz and atmosphere, and I think we riders give a little bit more when there are people cheering for you. That's what showjumping is about."

Source: Press release from Liverpool International.

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