Stephan Barcha takes the Grand Prix of Vilamoura.

The Brazilian rider command the Grand Prix in Vilamoura Atlantic Tour along the mare Aliana and credited 50 World Ranking points plus 6,250 Euros. Alberto Harari of Mexico finished in 14th place. (Photo © Vilamoura Atlantic Tour)


Brazil Stephan Barcha win the Grand Prix of Clube Hipico de Vilamoura at CSI 2* week with the 11-year-old mare Aliana (Mill Reef VDL x Monaco) beating a group of 34 registered for the regular round made at a height of 1.45m.

For the jump-off winner clocked 36.80 seconds and lead the group of 11 qualified for the final round with a lead of 49 hundredths of a second over his closest follower was German Andreas Benner presenting with horse Trebox Acorada (Acorado I x Lands River) and completing their court al time of 37.29 seconds. Third place would occupy by fellow German Marc Battinger faultless in 37.86 seconds time with Barino (x N-Aldato Larino).

Ultimately they were classified eight who managed to complete their respective paths with double clear and the fourth and fifth to complete the group of the top five in the Grand Prix was the Portuguese Luis Sabino Goncalves with time of 37.96 seconds, followed by British rider Emma Stoker recording 38.79 seconds.

For Latino and Pan Am Ranking the winner was the tip of lance for delegation, while the Mexican Alberto Harari could not complete his regular round in time, losing the perfect pitch that enhanced, being penalized with one foul in time of 81.38 seconds with Queen 2000 Z.


Final Results Clube Hipioc de Vilamoura CSI2* 1.45m