Oliva, Valencia (Spain). Thursday, October, 22nd.- Great Britain’s Chloe Aston and Colibri Classic have been the best couple of the day by winning the First Longines Ranking Gold Tour held this afternoon at Oliva Nova Equestrian Center. Gold 4 class in two phases against the clock with obstacles height 1.45m. The pair has left all the obstacles in place, stopping the timers in 24.51 seconds, the fastest from a starting list of 60 competitors. Also representing Great Britain, Laura Renwik riding Rembrandt Blu has finished in second place in 25.27 seconds, followed by another british rider, Geoff Lucket on Constant II. A total ammount of 24.500 Euro has been allocated to reward the most outstanding competitors.
Another two Gold Tour classes have been held in today’s competition. Gold 2, was also in two phases against the clock with obstacles height 1.35m. Whith no penalti and a best time of 32.53 seconds, Great Britain’s Laura Renwick on Ulievka de Breve has moved to the top of the leader board from a list of 60 riders. Also with no penalti and less than half a second, 32.91, Clint Sulmoni from Switzerland on Velco Sitte was second. Third position for Moftah Al Daheri representing United Arab Emirates and riding Jameelaty.
Third Gold class of the day was a Gold 1, faults and time with obstacles height 1.30 m. Top three positions were for the same country, Great Britain. Female rider, Kayleigh Watts on Mirdads Liil has raced to the fastest time, 51.93 seconds to win the competition from a total of 56 couples followed by Chloe Aston and Geoff Luckett.
In the morning was time for Young Horses from 5 to 7 years old, all of them against the clock and with Inmediate Jump Off. In 5 Years Old Horses 16 riders from a total of 34 have finished the first round with no faults. In the jump off, the winner has been Great Britain’s Chloe Aston riding Kandahar, followed by belgian rider Jerome Guery on Exxon Hedonist. In third place has finished Italy’s Daniele Cancogni on Naranjoflor del Sole. Spanish female rider, Miriam Garcia Amado on Fatal atraction ended in fifth place.
In 6 Years Old Horses France’s Christian Janin on Vintage Bosc Viel has got the fastest time and no breakdowns to win the class. The rider from Great Britain, Tim Wilks on Joker S has been second, followed by Nederland’s Sebastian Kapel on Vanda de la Renta.
In 7 Years Old Horses, belgian Kevin Gielen on It´s Easy emerged victorious with a double clear and a best time of 31.29 ahead of his compatriots, Jerome Guery on Cibelle du Seigneur with 31.46 seconds and Constant Van Paesschen riding Kongsber HH Z also with a very close time, 32.57 seconds.
Tomorrow, the showjumping will reach its first weekend. Seven classes are scheduled for tomorrow. The last class of the day will be the second Longines Ranking Gold Tour with a total ammount of 24.500 Euro in prizes. Autumn MET Tour 2015 commenced in Oliva, Valencia (Spain) on the 20th October and will run until the 8th November with a mixture of Veteran and Young Horses classes.