Thursday, May 04, 2017

Punta del Este in Uruguay. Pan-Am Championship try-out - Full Article

May 4 2017
Race report made with the assistance of Lucia Olascoaga

Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay. 28, 29 and 30 April 2017.

The schedule of international races in Uruguay has eleven dates and last weekend was the fourth one with very pleasant weather conditions and unusual high temperatures entering the fall.

The activity began on Friday with the vet checks, the official inauguration of the new venue of Uruguay and a horses auction.

Riders from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Netherlands, Slovakia, Italy and Uruguay were competing.

Endurance World Punta del Este. Rider leaving for the next loop.On Saturday, 160km CEI3* and 80km CEI * in Senior and Young Riders categories were ran. Winner of the 160km Senior was Pilar Saravia (15) ; “It was a nice race, the first time I ran Che Niebla over that distance. We all had a lot of confidence in the horse. She always knows what she has to do and what is coming which helped me a lot to get a little off my nerves. It was a quiet race, until the penultimate stage we ran together with Alvaro Garcia, both horses were comfortable and between us we helped each other. Nevertheless, the last loop I left alone and tried to raise a little the average speed...”

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