Tomorrow’s beauty Rolex Grand Prix
Three days of great sport, those so far spent in Piazza di Siena, and an epilogue, tomorrow, which promises to be even more prestigious with the dispute of the Rolex Grand Prix Rome.
Forty-nine participants, all the protagonists of this edition of the roman competition including, thirteen Italians. Rich prize money of € 350 thousand at stake in what is the most important individual competition of the 86th CSIO in Rome that will start at 12:15.
It will be an unforgettable day and the public of great occasions is awaiting which will enrich with its passionate and festive presence the already magnificent glance of the new Piazza di Siena desired by CONI and FISE.
Those who can not be in Piazza di Siena to enjoy the day can follow the Rolex Grand Prix Rome on TV with the live RAI SPORT + HD (from 13:00 to 13:50) and RAI DUE (from 13:50 to 15:00) or from computers and smartphones with streaming.
The signature of the world’s number one rider in this edition of the CSIO in Rome could not be missing. To win the Loro Piana Trophy, mixed category with obstacles from 1.50/1.55m was in fact Harrie Smolders who thus adds to his rich palmares the first individual success in Piazza di Siena where he had however already conquered the Cup of Nations with Holland in 2011.
In saddle with Cas 2, Smolders gave proof in front of the warm public present numerous today of determination and precision with zero penalities he pushed decisively on the accelerator stopping the clock at 34.14 seconds. It was a good competition with the right number of clear runs on the first route – explained the Dutch – and what was staged was a fantastic example of sport! Piazza di Siena always liked me …
Harrie Smolders protagonist of this third day of the 86th CSIO in Rome. After the Loro Piana Trophy, the Dutch won in fact the spectacular Loro Piana Six Bars, signing a ‘double’ as a real champion.
In saddle with Corrada, Smolders was the only one to overcome without error the series of obstacles at a remarkable height of 1 meter and 95 centimeters.
“This formula – he said – is both spectacular for the public and physically not as demanding as one might think for horses …
A special prize will be awarded tomorrow by Intesa Sanpaolo. In fact, an award will go to the best rider in the competition, the one who will be more distinguished on the basis of the placements obtained in the various competitions in the 86th edition of the CSIO in Rome Piazza di Siena.
Many riders are present from Edwina Tops Alexander, to Kara Chad and Meredith Michaels Beerbaum, to the italian rider Giulia Martinengo Marquet and so on…
Source: Piazza di Siena