Pleasant summer weather welcomed the riders in the first competition of the Summer in the City – SIC Budapest CSI**CSi*CSIYh. In the two-phase, uninterrupted competition for five-year-old horses, 18 pairs completed on the course of László Karádi. Petra Hajdú, who started eighth, took and kept the lead in the saddle of Next Diamonds W.G.
Second and third place went to Romania’s Constantin Cojocariu with Caroly 1 and Follow Me For Pleasure.
On behalf of the jury, Pál Abay congratulated the winner and the runners-up.
29 riders took to the track in the one-star VIP Tour, also held at a height of 110 centimetres and in two phases without interruption. On the podium, the female riders took the lead: first place went to Virág Szabó and Chaccari Z, second to Dorka Nemes and El Coronita, third to Vivien Nagy and Cornettaga PS.
Melinda Schlezák, president of the international jury, congratulated the riders.
The two-star Small Tour was held at a height of 120 centimetres with 47 riders. The winner was Borbála Burucs with Casus Belli.
Krisztián Búza and Erlina took the second place, third place went to Zsanett Bandi and Quinadore.
Jacqueline Schmieder congratulated the riders on behalf of the jury.
The 6-7 year old horses took to the track in the early afternoon and the starting bell was rung 36 times in the 120-125 cm class. The fastest faultless horse was Marshmallow M, a grey gelding ridden by Krisztián Búza.
Tamás Mráz and Cornet Champion-N finished second, Borbála Burucs and Mia Niana third.
Péter Szladek congratulated the riders.
The two-star Medium Tour, held at a height of 130 centimetres, attracted the most riders, 56 in total. There were no surprises at this height, as the field included Vilmos Göttler and Jégvirág, who beat Sándor Szász with Clinton’s Position and Tamás Mráz and Zico Blue.
Further riders called for the announcement of the results: Máté Lehotai – PM Balouquick, György Fekete – Larsson, Balázs Csuka – Timpex Fényév. Melinda Schlezák presented the trophies to the winners.
The highlight of the day was the two-star Big Tour on 140 centimetres with 36 riders. For a long time it seemed that Máté Lehotai with PM Quintera would be the winner of the event, but the penultimate rider, Roland Kovács, managed to take the lead in the saddle of Kánaán.
Zoltán Czékus finished third with Castro.
Further riders called for the announcement of the results: Klaudia Siarkiewicz – Jackpot B, Damian Cojocariu – Quaid-Moritz, Gábor Szabó jr. – XIXO Borgia. Jacqueline Schmieder congratulated the riders called for the announcement of the results.
The competition continues on Saturday at 9 am with the 120 cm Small Tour.
Photo: CSIO Budapest / Krisztina Hajdu
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