Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Portugal restarts the season with Alcácer Endurance Ride

Endurance-world.com - Full Article

14th July 2020
Race Report made with the assistance of Mónica Mira and João Cabeça

Alcácer do Sal, Portugal. Saturday 27 June 2020.

After a three-month break in equestrian competitions imposed by the COVID-19 lockdown, Portugal restarted the season with the Alcácer Endurance Ride, featuring a much desired CEI1* 100km and two qualifier (40 and 80km) competitions.

A premiere for the organisation as this event was mainly participated by the FEP (Portuguese Equestrian Federation), the AREP (Portuguese Endurance Association) and riders, who like anywhere else in the world, were eager for competitions following the massive recent cancellations. Supported by the city council of Alcácer, this competition took place inside the large Estate of São Bento with only one road crossing for the horses. All measures recommended by the FEI to prevent the spread COVID-19 were applied. Only two grooms for each horse were allowed in the recovery area, where everyone had to wear a mask...

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