21/07/2019 - 14:09

Samantha Mcintosh conquered the Lallier Trophy

New Zealand scored a victory this morning thanks to Samantha McIntosh, the unique participant from this country at CSI4 * A Coruña. She is a rider who carries equestrian sport in her blood, as daughter of riders and trainers. Olympic in 2000 and 2004, as well as a regular participant in World and European Championships, McIntosh is also part of the New Zealand national team, which in 2018 won for the first time a Nations Cup qualification. She is currently based in France.
This time, the Lallier Trophy, the penultimate class of the 4 * contest before the CaixaBank Grand Prix - Sensormatic Trophy, was at stake. At the time Samantha entered the arena riding James S, the Spanish Paola Amilibia was placed leader, setting 65.84 seconds, with Chac Balou N. McIntosh struggled and managed to lower the mark of the Catalan in almost one second (64,88). Nobody else was able to approach this score until the last participant to leave, the British Jessica Mendoza, made us hold our breath with a quick round. She was only 0,1 seconds from Amilibia (65.94) and climbed to the third place on the podium, plenty of women this time.
The great winner yesterday, Luca Maria Moneta, didn’t leave empty-handed as he was the fourth best classified with Neptune Brencourt. Following, the Mexican Mariel Victoria Aguirre, the Spaniards Ivan Serrano -winner of the Massimo Dutti Trophy on Friday-, Mariano Martinez Bastida and Jesús Torres, the Portuguese Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho and the Dutchman Eric van der Vleuten completed the top ten.