SHOW JUMPING – HUGHES WINS PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX
PORTUGUESE-based Irish rider Marion Hughes ran up a hat-trick of victories at the two-star show in Vimeiro, Portugal this weekend, culminating with a win in this evening’s (Sunday) Grand Prix.
With her Irish-bred chestnut mare ‘Heritage HHS Fortuna’, the Kilkenny native streaked home in the jump-off with a more-than-comfortable 3.85 seconds in hand over local challenger Francisco Rocha, and beating 57 other competitors to collect the 6,000 euro first prize.
With the same horse, Hughes also won Friday’s jump-off class at Vimeiro, and on Saturday claimed another jump-off victory with ‘Crispien’.
SHOW JUMPING RESULTS: CSI2* VIMEIRO PORTUGAL JULY 21-24 2011
Grand Prix Média
International Jumping Competition
Table A Against the Clock with one Jump-Off
FEI Art 238.2.2
Sunday, July 24, 2011
1) Heritage HHS Fortuna (ISH Heritage Fortunus x Dreaming Of U); Marion Hughes (IRL) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 43.75
2) CS Morgado Reg Nanuk II do Ry; Francisco Rocha (POR) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 47.60
3) Tin Tin; Graham Lovegrove (GBR) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 48.21