The central arena of IFEMA Madrid Horse Week experienced a full speed test at the end of the day. The Portuguese rider João Vicente Caldeira showed his riding and driving skills in the Jump & Drive Porsche Trophy and took over the first place.
Thrill and speed in the test, in which the seven couples competed to show who was the subtler. This traditional course in IFEMA Madrid Horse Week did not disappoint an audience that encouraged all the participants.
The specialist on this type of tests, the Spanish Kevin González de Zárate, two times winner in the history of this competition, was one of the favorites of the night. But the rider from Vitoria did not do well. His horse refused in the first fence and conditioned the rest of the performance, which he could not finish.
João Vicente Caldeira did prove his skills. He signed a good test with his mare «Holly», a 9-year-old KWPN daughter of «Calvaro Z», although the Portuguese was even more brilliant behind the wheel of the Porsche car, finishing with the unbeatable 60,26 seconds on the clock.
Antonia Andersson and «Northern Skyfall» completed the fun track in 59,63 seconds, but got a two seconds penalty for the one pole that went down and finally collected 61,63 seconds that led her to second place.
It was the second time for Íñigo López de la Osa at the prize ceremony on Saturday. He had started with a second place on «Sultan de Beaufour» in the big CSI1* test and closed the day with a third place on «Galaxy» in the Jump & Drive.