Italian rider Emanuele Camilli was our winner today in the second CSI2* Grand Prix, the highlight class finishing off the Andalucía Pre Sunshine Tour 2023. There were 13 top horses and riders in a very competitive and exciting jump off in the class. Emanuele stopped the clock in 29.67 seconds with the gelding ‘Odense Odeveld’, an impressive feat as he was over 0.70 seconds faster than very fast Swiss rider, Martin Fuchs, who took second place with ‘Che Tipa’ in 30.42 seconds.
Emanuele Camilli told us in his interview, ‘the course was really nicely built all week, really technical (and today), really nice for the first Grand Prix of the season and to make the horse feel comfortable in these rings, and keep on going for the next weeks’.
Emanuele also told us his horse, 'Odense Odeveld’; ‘is a new horse in my team and I have only been riding him for a few months. He's a nine yrs old, by 'Diamant de Semilly' (owned by Paul Schockemöhle), a really, really nice horse, with a lot of temperament, really careful and I have really big hopes for him for the future to go on in the bigger classes in this sport. Let's hope’.
Emanuele also agreed that; ’It's always a good feeling to win a Grand Prix class at the start of the season’; and his main plans for this horse during the Tour? 'I think I will try to build him up to jump a bigger Grand Prix, so maybe I will start him in some of the 4* Grand Prix classes’.
Beating Martin Fuchs, who is currently Ranked 2nd in the world ,is no mean feat, but Martin was very happy with second place today and his horses performance. ‘Che Tipa’, his nine year old mare, is by ‘Casero della Caccia’ x ‘Ogano Sitte’ and has consistently given excepcional results through the Tour so far.
Canadian rider Kara Chad was third today with ‘Igor GPH’ (‘Harley’ x ‘Crawford’); and Spanish rider, Leticia Riva Gil with ‘Victoria d’Argent’ (‘Nabab de Reve’ x ‘Royal Feu’) was fourth. Italian, Luca Moneta with ‘Chilli 41’ (‘Crunch’ x ‘Alcatraz’) took fifth position.
In the 1.35 class there was a Spanish win for local rider, Jesús Torres García with ‘Cassidy S’V.V. Z’. British rider, Jake Saywell was hot on his heels and took second place with ‘Havinia Van de Roshoeve’. Martin Fuchs was third with ‘Pina Van de Moerhoeve’.
Spanish riders completed the top five, with Elena Appendino riding ‘Billyjean’ and Sira Martínez riding ‘Devise du Salbey’ respt.
There was a British win in the 1.30 from Georgina Burchmore-Eames and ‘Kept Secret T’. This pair have had a great start here at the Andalucía Pre Sunshine, with three wins and a third so far. Kara Chad was second with ‘Kayloma H&H’ and Anastasia Nielsen from Monaco was third with ‘Buffy 53’.
Another British win, this time for Megan James, who was the fastest in the 1.25 class with ‘Whitesparke Mystery’. The next two places were taken by the Spanish riders, Alejandra Botín with ‘Baccarat de Lasca’ and Lucía Fernández Hidalgo with ‘Quialina D’.
Hungarian, Blanka Kelemen with ‘Chacco SZ’ was the winner of the 1.10; followed by Spanish riders, Natalia Appendino with ‘Altesse du Domaine’ and Manuel Román Álvarez with ‘Grantender’ in second and third.
This finishes off the results for the 2023, Andalucía Pre Sunshine Tour, which is sponsored by ‘la Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte’ and co-financed by the European Union who also sponsor the XXIX Andalucía Sunshine Tour 2023. This will start on the Tuesday the 7th of February and already has a record numbers of entries. More than 1.000 riders and 3,500 horses from 60 countries are booked in, making it the biggest showjumping Tour in Europe.
Competition will end on the 26th of March. The whole event has a very important economical impact on the area of La Janda and Cadiz. Around 60 million euros are generated from this international sporting event. The Andalucía Sunshine Tour is considered to be an important social, tourist and economic event creating 1,400 jobs (both directly and indirectly) and 26,000 overnight stays. All this occurs in the off-season for tourism here in the area and acts as a great economical boost in February and March, before the main tourist season starts up.
29/01/2023 by Sunshinetour News , Press releases