Portugal, United States and Spain claimed the trophies on the first day of the CSI4* at Casas Novas

Portugal, United States and Spain claimed the trophies on the first day of the CSI4* at Casas Novas

What should have been a festive weekend for the equestrian world has been altered for gestures of solidarity by riders and the organization. With everything prepared for the competition to begin at 12.00, a minute of silence was observed followed by all the riders, a black ribbon on a big screen, and a minute silence was dedicated to the deceased of the terrible train crash. The commentator issued a message of support for those affected by the unfortunate accident in Santiago de Compostela.

The competition will be strictly sporting without awards ceremony, music to entertain the event and the usual popular bets. Spanish riders will wear black armbands during the three days of the competition as a sign of mourning. Besides, every worker of the organization of the event will wear a black ribbon on their uniform as a tribute to all the victims.


The Portuguese combination Marina Frutuoso de Melo and Andamio 241 horse has won the first competition held in the CSI 4 * A Coruña, Móstoles Industrial Trophy with a time of 36.46 seconds with a clear round. In second position, her compatriot Luis Sabino Gonçalves with Ocean de Brekka registering 36,75s time and third place was claimed by the Belgian rider Pietr Devos riding Darca Van der VDG Consult (36,98s). The 2 phase competition (1,35m) began at 12.00 with the participation of 59 riders. .

The U.S. Lauren Hough riding Ohlala won the second class of the day in Casas Novas with a time of 55,94 seconds. German national champion Daniel Deusser was second stopping the clock at 56.24s with his Norlan des Etisses. Pietr Devos was third with Dream of India Greenfield.

Last winner of the day was the Spanish rider Sergio Álvarez Moya riding Abab van Het Molenhof, who won the trophy Prosegur with a time of 40.02 seconds. Canadian Eric Lamaze and Colombian Daniel Bluman, were second and third respectively.

The morning session in Casas Novas starts again at 12.00 with the Porche Trophy, (1.35 m). The next event will be the La Caixa Trophy (1,45m) at 15.00. Closing the day, the NH Hoteles Trophy will be at 18.00.

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