On the second day of the Gróf Széchenyi István Memorial, the riders competed on tracks from 110 cm to 140 cm. On the tracks designed by László Karádi, all of the riders presented excellent courses for the public. The day was highly successful for the Hungarian riders as they bagged four victories in five competitions.
Panna Sára Tóth Won the VIP Tour
In the 110 cm VIP Tour, the second-placed pair from yesterday, Tóth Panna Sára and Troestruplunds Charisma, completed the two-stage course with the fastest time of 25.13 seconds. Loren Lukács guided Lilla to a second place finish followed by Kornélia Jakab-Tóth on Tabu De Ganad. Virág Bölecz bettered her Thursday’s performance and closed fourth. The fifth and sixth places went to Ágnes Kerekes and to Zsanett Dobozi, the champion amateur rider in 2018.
Panna Sára Tóth & Troestruplunds Charisma
33 Clear Rounds in the Bronze Tour
The 120 cm Bronze Tour brought extreme excitement while during the competition riders overcame each other continuously and at the end half of the field recorded a course without any penalties. Márk Szilágyi on Gerorgie’s Valentin put down a trip that was impossible to beat. The silver place went to Bulgarian rider Ruslan Petkov followed by Tibor Jármy on Elisé, and Gábor Szabó Jr. in the saddle of Netto, ahead of his teammate, Tibor Mihucz, who rode Timpex Gerlebeam and Krisztián Búza on Luxor.
Sándor Márk Szilágyi & Gerorgie’s Valentin
Barna Burucs Proved to be the Best U25 Rider
The 130 cm course seemed easy to complete for U25 riders. Barna Burucs, after yesterday’s win, was able to repeat, claiming victory by performing an incredibly swift ride and beating last year’s most successful rider, Sára Máriási. Adrián Rell captured third place followed very closely by Tibor Jármy on Cessna and yesterday’s second, Máté Szladek and Gidrán Bohém. Enikő Braunitzer finished in sixth place.
Barna Burucs & Limited Edition
István Máté Victorious in the Silver Tour
After a sixth place yesterday, István Máté excelled today and guided his horse Chaccon to victory. There were six riders who finished within a second, so only hundredths of a second decided the places. Silver was taken by Austrian Fritz Kogelnig Junior with a time of 24,80 seconds. Ferenc Szentirmai on Mieke Van Spieveld posted a time of 24.83 seconds and closed third.
Márton Reischl in the saddle of Latino had to settle for fourth place yesterday and also today, followed by Máté Berkes who rode Casallo and Csaba Kovács on Diamond.
István Máté Jr. & Chaccon
Bulgarian Rider Shines in Gould Tour
In Friday’s last and most demanding competition, the gold place went to Bulgaria. Yesterday’s fourth Angel Niagolov rode an excellent track on Concardo and in addition he took sixth place as well on his other horse Chaccothago. Thursday’s winner Gábor Szabó Jr. lost his stirrups during the last third of the track. He seemed to score the same time as the Slovakian Igor Sulek but at the end the timer showed a slight advantage to Sulek who took second place. The Hungarian National Team member closed third on Lord Classic.
Balázs Horváth also had a great weekend, after Thursday’s second place he closed fourth on Friday on PM Quintera. Another Bulgarian rider, Ivaylo Bonev claimed fifth place. Ádám Faluhelyi finished seventh on Filigra 2 and József Tóth eighth in the saddle of Rádiháza Echo.
Angel Niagolov & Concardo
Photo: Krisztina Hajdu, Lovasfoto.hu