Ismael García Roque finishes off the second week of jumping here at Montenmedio, with a win in the CSI2*Grand Prix. (Photo @ Moises Basallote Fotografia)
The second week of jumping here at the Summer Tour finished off today in brilliant sunshine. Already over 100,000€ in prize money has been handed out here at Montenmedio and the final tally for the Tour will be over 180,000 €.
There were 40 entries in the Grand Prixan FEI Ranking class. Only 6 riders went clear in the first round over this tricky course and only three of these managed another clear in the jump off. In the end there was a difference of 3.56s between the winners on the podium.
Ismael García Roque and AIRLINE (AVEC x CORNET OBOLENSKY) were the winners in a fast time of just 31.58s. This is the third victory for the pair at the Summer Tour and they were also the recipients of the 2,000€ bonus prize that was sponsored by the online TV channel ClipMyHorse, given to the best placed Spanish rider in the class, with a subscription to the service. García Roque is a regular competitor here at the Sunshine Tour and has around 400 international competitions under his belt. Not only that, he has been in the top three on 40 occasions and taken first place in 23.
The other riders on the podium today were the rider from Catalonia, Joel Vallés with the lovely LOEWIE (x MARIUD CLAUDIUS) who took second place in 33.40s and another Spanish rider, from Madrid, Santiago Núñez Riva with VALENTINO DE HUS Z (VIVALDI DU SEIGNEUR x TROPHEE DU ROZEL) who we have seen competing here in the Young Horse classes at the Sunshine Tour. His time today was 35.14s finishing off a great week of jumping where this pair have improved with each outing.
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