Team & Individual Gold for Portugal

The 2006 European Working Equitation Championships for Juniors, took place in Sardinia, Italy between the 9th and 13th September. Junior teams from 4 countries – Portugal, Great Britain and Italy took part in the Championship. The Portuguese junior teams, with their Lusitanos, dominated every section and returned home as European Team Champions. The individual championship was also won by Portuguese rider David Bento Gomes riding Rafa who won the Gold Medal, followed by Francisco Pimentel Silva on Ortega (silver medal). Italian Giovani Mattu and Tornado took the bronze medal. The team placings were secure by the end of Saturday – Portugal had won the gold, followed by Italy (silver). The bronze went to Great Britain. II WORLD WORKING EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIP APSL, in conjunction with Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Federação Equestre Portuguesa and Sociedade Hípica Portuguesa, is organising the II WORLD WORKING EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIP which will be held in Lisbon – Sociedade Hípica Portuguesa – from the 27 up to the 29 October. Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Great Britain, Brazil and Mexico are the countries that will be competing at this major event. Results (13.09.06) European Working Equitation Championships – Juniors 1º David Bento Gomes (Por) – Rafa – 37 pts. – Gold 2º Francisco Pimentel Silva (Por) – Ortega – 35 – Silver 3º Mattu Giovani (Ita) – Tornado – 28 – Bronze 4º Simone Bento Gomes (Por) – Ortega – 26 5º Pedro Dias Ferreira (Por) – Lucas – 19 6º Dora Duarte Oliveira (Por) – Opalino – 18 7º Samanta Mecocci (Ita) – Entos – 18 8º Umberto Paradisi (Ita) – Brigante – 15 9º Sensi Veronica (Ita) – M.Gillette – 12 10º Holly Barber (Gbr) – Galan – 11 Teams Portugal – 118 pts. – Gold Italy – 76 – Silver Great Britain – 18 – Bronze Check the results.