- Category: Show jumping
- 06 June 2021
Two blue teams competing today in the Nations Cup in Athens – valid as the third leg of the Longines EEF Series – and in San Gallo which opened Division 1 of the Longines FEI Nations Cup ™.
In Greece, the team competition that closed the CSIO3 * -W saw al second place the blue quartet – Filippo Lupis with Breezer (8/4); Andrea Venturini with Abou Sim Bel (8/8); 1st chosen airman Francesca Arioldi with Icos (5/0); 1st Chief Airman Emilio Bicocchi with Flinton (4/0) – with a total of 21 penalties.
After a first round closed at the end of the ranking, the Italian team – made up of two riders (Lupis and Venturini) and three horses (Breezer, Abou Sim and Flinton) making their debut in the Nations Cup – managed to climb up to the square of honor thanks to the clear paths of Francesca Arioldi with Icos and Emilio Bicocchi with Flinton, the latter winning the CSIO3 * -W opening category on Thursday.
Turkey won the Nations Cup (19 penalties overall).
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In Switzerland, in the CSIO5 * in St. Gallen, the Italian performance did not live up to expectations.
The Azzurri finished in eighth position with a total of 45 penalties with a quartet formed by Piergiorgio Bucci with Naiade d’Enseldam Z (8/4), Emanuele Camilli with Chadellano PS (13/12), Antonio Garofalo with Conquestador (8 / 4) and Antonio Alfonso with Charmie (9/12).
Ten teams at the start with the victory which went to Sweden after a barrage with Germany. Both teams had tied the two rounds of the race with 13 penalties.
On Friday, however, Piergiorgio Bucci with Naiade d’Enseldam Z finished in the ‘top ten’ of the five-star Swiss CSIO Grand Prix (0/8; tenth place).
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(In the archive photo the 1st Chief Airman Emilio Bicocchi with Flinton in Piazza di Siena © FISE Massimo Argenziano)