Tomorrow there are four Invitational classes, including the highlight of the whole Sunshine Tour, the Invitational GP where the best 50 riders of the Tour will compete.
The well known British rider, Guy Williams, had a commanding victory in the Coca Cola, Small GP today riding Casper de Muze. The testing 1.45m course, was built by the international Italian designer Uliano Vezzani in this Longines Ranking class. Early on in the 14 horse jump off, Guy set a very fast time of 34.05 sec, a challenge that the rest of the riders were unable to beat. Billy Twomey for Ireland, had a very good round riding Kimba Flamenco; his time of 35.44 sec was enough to take and keep second place. The German rider Katharina Offel was third on Z Canturana in just 35.89 sec. In fourth was the Dutch rider Vincent Voorn with Quinlan in just 35.93 sec. In fifth was the British rider Matthew Sampson riding Ebolensky in 36.09 sec.
There was a Spanish win in the 1.40m, Big Tour B, from Eduardo Álvarez Aznar on Quinty du Buisson in 55.17 sec. Matthew Sampson was again in the rosettes, this time with Billy Tortilla and taking second place in 55.64 sec. In third was the Portuguese rider Joao Pereira on Quala in 56.22 sec and in fourth was the Dutch rider Doron Kuipers on Charley. The British rider Harriet Nuttall on Silver Lift was fifth.
In the 1.35m Big Tour A2 there was another British win, this time for Lance Whitehouse on Cartino III. Richard Howley for Ireland, was second on Houpette and in third was another British rider James Davenport on Twins Forever. The Spanish rider Alfonso Arango riding Ursula D’Auge was fourth, and fifth was the British rider Douglas Duffin on Chento D.
In the 1.30m, Big Tour A1, there was both a British win and second place, this time by Mark Armstrong on Balougio III followed by Joe Whitaker on Loughnatousa Sheldon. In third was the Belgian rider Virginie Thonon on Hoegie van T Bergske. In fourth was the Irish rider Trevor Coyle on Caju and in fifth was the German rider Michael Viehweg on Neugschwent’s Diarell.
In the Medium Tour B, Caio Carvalho from Brazil took both first place on Ibero Van de Noordheuv and also second with Aimee N. In third was the Venezuelan rider Gustavo Arroyo on G and Luca Brasi; in fourth was Sonia Leena Hungerbuhler from Finland riding Air Rose Z and in fifth was the Canadian rider Rebecca McGoldrick on The Precious One.
There was a British top three in the Medium Tour A. Eleanor Hall Mcateer on Chicobello was first, Anna Wilks on Elizabeth, second and Kieran Masters on Tiziano du Tillard, third. In fourth was the Spaniard, Joel Valles on Oros M and in fifth was the French rider Erwan Cadiou on Vista du Ponant.
In the Small Tour B the winner was Abdelkader on Miss Maroc Telecom, from Morocco and in the 1.10m class there was a British win from Emma Howell on Mary III.
Tomorrow is the final day here at the Circuito Hípico del Sol. In Arena 5 there will be the Invitational Ladies class starting at 09:00, followed by the Small Tour Invitational class at 12:30.
At 11:30 in the Main Arena, David Broome, there is the 1.45m, Invitational Medium Tour, a FEI Longines Ranking class.
Finally we end the Tour with the much awaited 1.55m FEI Longines Ranking, Invitational Grand Prix. The class will begin at 14:30 in the Main arena and in this class the top 50 riders from across the Tour will compete.