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The story behind the picture with Peter Bastijns

The story behind the picture

Rider

Peter Bastijns is from Belgium but lives in Javea in Spain where he owns Vall de Cavall.

Photographer

FEI Global

Where

Normandy, France. WEG 2014.

The Story

This was the last section over the beach after about 140km. In the first loop the beach section was incredible, a lot of spectators, a fantastic atmosphere. Following a long week of bad weather in France the sand was wet, making it very tough for the horses. After 140km both myself and Shakira came out of the sand section exhausted and we were glad that it was almost over, me giving Shakira the final motivation. The crowd kept chanting Shakira, Shakira. A truly incredible experience, but one of the most challenging races (mostly due to the bad weather) that I have ever competed in.

 

Endurance World Peter Bastijns. Happy.

The story behind the picture with Peter Bastijns

The story behind the picture

Rider

Peter Bastijns is from Belgium but lives in Javea in Spain where he owns Vall de Cavall.

Photographer

FEI Global

Where

Normandy, France. WEG 2014.

The Story

This was the last section over the beach after about 140km. In the first loop the beach section was incredible, a lot of spectators, a fantastic atmosphere. Following a long week of bad weather in France the sand was wet, making it very tough for the horses. After 140km both myself and Shakira came out of the sand section exhausted and we were glad that it was almost over, me giving Shakira the final motivation. The crowd kept chanting Shakira, Shakira. A truly incredible experience, but one of the most challenging races (mostly due to the bad weather) that I have ever competed in.

 

Endurance World Peter Bastijns. Happy.

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