Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hot weather during Brazilian winter an extra challenge - Full Article

12th August 2018
Race Report made with the assistance of Cidinha Franzão

Haras Albar, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July 2018. After winning the CEI3* 160km race in Jaguariúna with Bondgirl Endurance, which assured him to be one of the four members of the Brazilian Team for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, André Vidiz, this time riding Salaan de Maire, easily wins the CEI2* 120km Senior.

This race was divided into five stages of 32.5 km, 26.5 km, 24 km, 21 km and 16 km of the National Endurance Competition and IV Stage of the São Paulo Endurance Championship.
Although it is winter time, which is a very dry season in São Paulo, it was very hot during the two race days with temperatures of 28 degrees which felt like 30 degrees. The hot weather made the 116 participants using a lot of technique to face a trail with many ascents and descents, passes through cane fields and a lot of rocks. It is impossible to have a flat trail in Sao Paulo, so the riders and horses are well trained for this type of terrain...

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