No better starting of the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping of Hungary CSIO 5* Budapest could be expected for the host country but winning the closing competition of the day at 1.50 against the clock for world ranking points presented by Regale. 45 riders entered the competition for a total of EUR 25000 prize money facing a considerably difficult course designed for the world elite in Regale Arena.
Gabor Szabo Jr. and Hungarian mare Timpex Bölcsész bred and owned by Istvan Tarbaly did not let their fans down finishing almost one second faster than two times olimpic rider Vladimir Tuganov (Russia).
Ifj. Szabó Gábor – Timpex Bölcsész
Mr. Barna Paar owner of Regale Airvent Systems and Mr. Vilmos Lazar president of the Hungarian Equestrian Association presented the Herend Porcelain vase to the winner.
Vladimir Tuganov – Suspens Floreval 168
The third place was taken by Hungarian Szabolcs Krucso and Chacco Blue II with a slight 6 hundredth of a second slower riding.
Krucsó Szabolcs – Chacco Blue II.
Poland’s rider Krzysztof Ludwiczak with Elke Maria M finished 4th, followed by olimpic rider Geir Gulliksen from Norway and Julia Houtzager-Kayser from Austria on the 6th place.
Two of our legionaries Sandor Szasz living in Germany and Ferenc Szentirmai competing for Ukraine took 7th and 8th places.
Photo: CSIO Budapest / Hajdu Krisztina