The British Laura Renwick extended her dominance at the Spanish circuit of the Costa del Sol Equestrian Tour, after sweeping in Portugal with the Vilamoura Champions Tour 2017. (Photo © Costa del Sol Tour)
British rider Laura Renwick continued her winning streak, being now the CSI2* Costa del Sol Equestrian Tour, where she carried the highest honors.
Again Laura Renwick became the main figure, after starting the CSI2* Mijas with another important victory in speed class that distributed a total of €24,600 and secured 50 World Ranking Points.
Introducing herself with the 11-year-old gelding Bintang II (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Orlando), Laura Renwick extended her winning streak to Spain, after practically sweeping all the FEI events at the Vilamoura Champions Tour 2017 in Portugal, to now lead the British one-two with Harry Charles who finished second with the 10-year-old stallion Victor (Vanoverbeek x Ouche de Muze), recording a time of 64.03 seconds for Laura Renwick and 64.27 seconds by Harry Charles.
The third place was held by Belgian rider Thibault Philippaerts in a much slower course in 68.39 seconds accompanied by the 8-year-old stallion D Cancarra A.C. (Contefino x Kashmir van Schuutershof).
By the Latino Ranking they managed to figure within the points with three of their representatives, being the best located Joao Victor Castro of Brazil in fourth place, registering a time of 68.69 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Quentin PJ (Quidam de Revel x Coat 19) to ensure 35 points. Meanwhile Mauricio Ruiz from Colombia finished sixth with Dakota (Stakkato x Wolkenstein) in 70.98 seconds and Colombian rider Dayro Arroyave also took the eighth place accompanied by Uppercut Libellule (Jarnac x Papillo Rouge) in time of 67.95 seconds, but accumulated 4 fouls for a knockdown.
As part of the Pan American Ranking American rider Taylor Alexander added points in her account with the 14th position, completing in 4 fouls her journey with the 12-year-old stallion Ryanair Riverland (Quick Star x Papillo Rouge).
The course designed by Klaus-Wilhelm Holle had the participation of 63 pairs, with only 7 riders finishing in a clear round.