Derin Demirsoy and Andres Vereecke take the win at Sunshine Tour!

Derin Demirsoy and Andres Vereecke take the win at Sunshine Tour!

The second week of the 2024 Andalucía Sunshine Tour is in full swing in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Thursday's CSI4* 1.50m Big Tour, a Grand Prix qualifier, featured 103 horse-and-rider pairs competing against the clock. The class was divided into two groups for the final standings. 

In the first group, Derin Demirsoy (TUR) and the 15-year-old gelding Elzas (Diamant de Semilly x Cornet Obolensky) claimed the top spot with a lightning-fast round in 56.10 seconds. In the second group, Andres Vereecke (BEL) and the 12-year-old mare Call Me de Muze Z (Clarissimo Z x Ramiro Z) secured the lead with a time of 57.12 seconds.

Group one's top three was rounded out by Jordy van Massenhove (BEL) and Danger Civil vh Lindenhof Z (Diamant de Semilly x Silvio I) at 57.34 seconds, followed by Rene Lopez Lizarazo (COL) on Kheros van't Hoogeinde (Echo van T Spieveld x Darco) in 57.89 seconds. In group two, Kars Bonhof (NED) and Ivoor TN (Eldorado vd Zeshoek x Verdi TN) claimed the second spot with a time of 57.79 seconds, while Christoph Obernauer (AUT) secured third place with Kleons Renegade (Quintero x Stakkato) at 57.91 seconds.

The 30th-anniversary edition of the Sunshine Tour has set a new record with 3500 horses and over 2000 riders representing 60 different nationalities competing at Montenmedio. The tour will continue until March 24th.

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