Friday, December 14, 2018

Spain: France's Virginie Atger wins the 65th International Raid of Barcelona – Santa Susana - Full Article

14 December 2018
Race Report made with the assistance of Marc Grèbol

Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona. Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December 2018. The French elite rider Virginie Atger won the 65th Barcelona International Raid – Santa Susana (sponsored by SportHG and Meydan), the oldest equestrian endurance competition in Europe.

Atger completed the 192km race, divided over two days, on her horse Come’t d’Ardene with a time of 11:45 and demonstrated his enormous quality at the end of the European endurance season.
For 20 years, the town of Santa Susana has hosted the Barcelona Raid in the first week of december. The event enjoys a special prestige among the European riders of this discipline, both for its age and the closure of the sports season. The discipline of endurance or raid, in peak in recent years, consists of traveling long distances on horseback, divided into several phases. Thus, a great physical and mental resistance is required for both the rider and the horse, as well as great skills of domination of time and energy...

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