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Kristaps Neretnieks wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix FEI World Cup

Sunday, 06 January 2019
CSI4*-W Abu Dhabi 2019

Photo (c) Martin Dokoupil Kristaps Neretnieks and Moon Ray. Photo (c) Martin Dokoupil.

Kristaps Neretnieks (LAT) won this weekend’s CSI4* FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. Together with Moon Ray (Cornet Obolensky x Contender), Neretnieks had the fastest clear round in the jump-off when he stopped the clock at 43.81 seconds. Neretnieks was 2.5 seconds faster than runner-up Abdel Said (EGY) with Venise du Reverdy (Quidam de Revel x Robin II Z). 

A total of 28 horse-and-rider combinations competed in the class, with eight of them clearing the first round to qualify for the jump-off. In the jump-off five were clear for a second time. 

Third place went to Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi (UAE) riding Cha Cha Cha 7 (Chacco-Blue x Quick Star), and he was followed by Nadia Abdul Aziz Taryam (UAE) with Cortado (Cassus x Nobre xx) and Mohd Osama El Borai (EGY) riding Quintero (Quasimodo Z x Equador).

Text © World of Showjumping

Photo © Martin Dokoupil

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