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Coyolito, Costa Rica – 10 February 2017

Emilio Lopez prevails in Costa Rican night race

Coyolito, Abangares, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Friday 10 February 2017

This was the first race of the national championship and beside the 40, 80 and 120km national rides there was a CEI2* 120km.

Most riders preferred to compete in the national races, so competition in the FEI event was limited.

An extra challenge was the late start: at 21:00 it really was a night race. The riders welcomed the additional light from the full moon.

In the CEI2* 120km Emilio Lopez (Rolex) made his intentions clear from the start and held on to the lead throughout the race.

After the first loop Roberto Alfaro (Beduino) and Shanti Roos (Al Marrah Cordelia) were neck-and-neck for second place, but Roberto’s horse got vetted out.

Shanti was able to keep Emilio under some pressure, but the gap got slightly bigger after the second loop. By the third one it was clear that Emilio’s horse was in better shape, and this was confirmed in the fourth and final loop.

All in all, the victory was well deserved for Emilio.

Victory in the CEN 120km went to Héctor Murillo (Comanche), who had a small lead over second-placed Byron Alfaro (Mareth).

In the CEN 80km it was Freddy Zuñiga (Black Lee) who claimed victory, coming in before Oscar Delgado (Nefertiti) – who was just holding off the approaches of Juan Pablo González (Bamba).

For the CEN 40km, first place went to Eliecer Gonzalez (Coneja), with second place for Angélica Ramirez (Diamante). Mauricio Chavez (Cascabel) completed the podium.

Photo credit: Asociacion de Resitencia Ecuestre Costa Rica


Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEI2* 120km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stEmilio LopezCRCRolex
2ndShanti Roos NEDAl Marrah Cordelia

Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEN 120km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stHéctor MurilloCRCComanche
2ndByron Alfaro CRCMareth

Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEN 80km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stFreddy ZuñigaCRCBlack Lee
2nd Oscar DelgadoCRCNefertiti
3rd Juan Pablo González CRCBamba

Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEN 40km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stEliecer GonzalezCRCConeja
2ndAngélica Ramirez CRCDiamante
3rdMauricio Chavez CRCCascabel

 

Full results can be found here

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Coyolito, Costa Rica – 10 February 2017

Emilio Lopez prevails in Costa Rican night race

Coyolito, Abangares, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Friday 10 February 2017

This was the first race of the national championship and beside the 40, 80 and 120km national rides there was a CEI2* 120km.

Most riders preferred to compete in the national races, so competition in the FEI event was limited.

An extra challenge was the late start: at 21:00 it really was a night race. The riders welcomed the additional light from the full moon.

In the CEI2* 120km Emilio Lopez (Rolex) made his intentions clear from the start and held on to the lead throughout the race.

After the first loop Roberto Alfaro (Beduino) and Shanti Roos (Al Marrah Cordelia) were neck-and-neck for second place, but Roberto’s horse got vetted out.

Shanti was able to keep Emilio under some pressure, but the gap got slightly bigger after the second loop. By the third one it was clear that Emilio’s horse was in better shape, and this was confirmed in the fourth and final loop.

All in all, the victory was well deserved for Emilio.

Victory in the CEN 120km went to Héctor Murillo (Comanche), who had a small lead over second-placed Byron Alfaro (Mareth).

In the CEN 80km it was Freddy Zuñiga (Black Lee) who claimed victory, coming in before Oscar Delgado (Nefertiti) – who was just holding off the approaches of Juan Pablo González (Bamba).

For the CEN 40km, first place went to Eliecer Gonzalez (Coneja), with second place for Angélica Ramirez (Diamante). Mauricio Chavez (Cascabel) completed the podium.

Photo credit: Asociacion de Resitencia Ecuestre Costa Rica


Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEI2* 120km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stEmilio LopezCRCRolex
2ndShanti Roos NEDAl Marrah Cordelia

Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEN 120km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stHéctor MurilloCRCComanche
2ndByron Alfaro CRCMareth

Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEN 80km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stFreddy ZuñigaCRCBlack Lee
2nd Oscar DelgadoCRCNefertiti
3rd Juan Pablo González CRCBamba

Coyolito, Costa Rica Results CEN 40km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stEliecer GonzalezCRCConeja
2ndAngélica Ramirez CRCDiamante
3rdMauricio Chavez CRCCascabel

 

Full results can be found here

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