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2009 Spanish Sunshine Tour: week 3

last updated on March 16, 2009 19:48

2009 Spanish Sunshine Tour: week 3
Maria Eilberg continued her tremendous form during the third and final week of the Spanish Sunshine Tour, 10-15 March 2009.
She continued to prove unbeatable in the owner junior prelim classes with Lynne Crowden’s 16.3hh seven-year-old stallion Woodlander Rockstar. They won a further three classes, bringing their tour tally to nine wins.
In addition, she repeated the previous week’s result with her father Ferdi’s 15-year-old 16.2hh bay German-bred gelding Two Sox by taking the runner-up slot in both the grand prix and grand prix freestyle.
Ferdi, who is also Maria’s trainer, said: “I am extremely pleased with Maria’s results on all three horses [her third ride was Pro-Set] as it is quite an achievement for a rider to sustain that level of attention and concentration for three consecutive weeks, sometimes from a Tuesday through to a Sunday.
“As the weather conditions were not ideal with the high winds, it was also a bit of a juggling act to balance the amount of work we gave the horses with keeping enough in the tank for the whole tour. I was therefore also extremely pleased with the horses as they all coped really well with the situation and stayed mentally so good.”
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