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10/12/2017 - 17:23

Sara Salom Abeldo conquers her first competition, the Tyco Grand Prix

Another Spanish victory at Casas Novas where Sara Salom has won this afternoon the Tyco Grand Prix, the big test of the 2* contest. The Catalan horsewoman, on the back of Clear Concert, did not give her opponents an option in the jump off, with 40.06 seconds, more than three seconds over the following one. It was Galician rider Roi Calviño who competed supported by the local fans, although he could not get off the 43.81 seconds riding Enjoy. In the third place, the Belgian Celine Schoonbroodt-de Azevedo, who made a great time, 37.56, but made one takedown. Ricardo Arroyo, retail vicepresident in Europa of Tyco gave her the trophy.

Salom could not debut better on her first visit to the equestrian center of A Coruña. In her assessment of the test, she had praise for Clear Concert: "The first round has been difficult, and in the jump off I took the risk of going to the double, I closed a lot. I have a horse that helps me a lot".

The winner highlighted the presence of the audience in the stands, "because it is something that motivates you", and about the facilities: "the center is, without a doubt, the best indoor in which I have run" she said after the awards ceremony. About Roi Calviño, second classified “I am very happy for the good work of Roi, who is my friend".

Only 6 pairs were classified for the jump off, from a total of 34 that came out on track this time. In the fourth place was the Spanish Jesús Torres, with Orphee du Breche, and fifth was Joel Vallés Rosel, riding Seneca de Panoly. The bad news of the test was the injury of Mariel Victoria Aguirre's horse that had to be retired from the competition with an injury.

It is time for the return of the FEI World Cup, the best competition of the modality, to Casas Novas. The Longines FEI World Cup Jumping presented by CaixaBank starts at 5:00pm with maximum expectation from the audience, which is already filling the stands, and from the riders, who have been waiting for this moment all weekend. Everything is prepared for the forty binomials to fight for the coveted victory. Everything will be decided in the jump off, in which only the best will compete.