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Pedro Costa wins 1m 45 barrage

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Brazil recorded another victory in Arezzo with Pedro Costa on AD Kirfa (0-37, 16) in the speed clash with barrage finale at 145cm.

Second place was claimed by Julien Epaillard on Labrador de Brekka (0-38.75) while third was taken by Daniel Deusser on Cabreado S.E. (0-40, 15).


CSI2* show jumping in Arezzo


The space dedicated to the CSI2* at the Global Tour at the Arezzo Equestrian Center has come to a close with the winning round of the European Youngster Cup at 145cm.

Victory went to Ireland thanks to Declan McEvoy riding Umberto (0-44, 86 sec.) ahead of runner-up Marlon Zanotelli from Brazil on Ulexa (0-45, 27) and third-placed Belgian Nicolas Mignon on Chiarra (2-55, 32).


Ivan Fondriest wins endurance test in Sirolo


Ivan Fondriest, from the Emilie region, came out on top in the 81km FEI CEI* contest on Pegaso, crossing the finish line at 13.42.

Crossing the line four minutes later was second placed Stefano Angelelli on Nadir. Third step of the podium for Simona Giancola on Walidora who was three minutes further back.


Faster than a speeding train

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In Baltimore a singular race was organised, between the Stockon&Stones firm, who ran the stagecoach service in the area, challenged a steam train to determine, once and for all who which means of transport was quicker.


Show Jumping: Marco Kutscher takes top spot in the Global Champions Tour

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Marco Kutscher won the Global Champions Tour 2009, of the Italian Gran Prix in Arezzo, with a double naught score on the barrage course, finishing with a time of 34.55 seconds.
The Global Champions Tour 2009 had an overall prize pot of €285,000, of that the lion’s share of €95,000 went to Kutscher for his victory.


Show Jumping: Govoni in contention again in Arezzo


Ten competitors took part in the final one metre 50cm. barrage time trial last night, for the Global Champions Tour CSI5* in Arezzo, and all finished within four seconds of each other.


‘Crazy horse’ owner faces assault charge


A horse that assaulted an elderly lady in the province of Imperia has been placed in legal care and the owner charged with assault and animal cruelty.


The President of the European Community promotes Endurance.


Assisi Endurance Lifestyle and the 2009 European Endurance Open Championship have a new fan, Hans Pottering, the president of the European Parliament. During Pottering’s visit to Umbria the German spent some time exchanging ideas with the only administrator of Gianluca Laliscia.


To drink or not to drink that is the dilemma


It is not unheard of for a horse that is dehydrated to refuse to drink. The owner can lead the horse to a stream, the rider can put all the water he wants before the horse, but the horse will still not drink. As proof of how often this problem occurs we can just count the number of specialist websites dedicated to it.


Grand Theft Horse


An unorthodox theft occurred in Lavagna the other night. The owner of an agricultural depot reported the theft in the early hours of Wednesday morning of two hedge cutters, two chainsaws and three saddles, for a cumulative value of six thousand euro. Although farming equipment is a rare enough crime, detectives are trying to understand what the criminals intend to do with the saddles.


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