Andrzej Oplatek and Diaroubet shine in Milano San Siro 2* Grand Prix
The CSI2* Grand Prix Graziano Mancinelli event at Milan’s iconic San Siro stadium witnessed a thrilling Grand Prix featuring 20 talented participants, all competing for equestrian honors. the competition unfolded with intense excitement and nail-biting moments.
In a heart-pounding jump-off round involving nine exceptional riders, Andrzej Oplatek and his remarkable partner Diaroubet emerged as the victors. Their stellar performance secured the top position, navigating the challenging course in an impressive time of 38.74 seconds. Oplatek’s precision and the seamless coordination between him and Diaroubet were undeniable, clinching a well-deserved victory.
The second-place honor, and the title of the best Italian rider, belonged to Emilio Bicocchi riding Divina. Bicocchi’s elegant and skillful ride allowed him to complete the course in 40.66 seconds, showcasing his prowess on the international show jumping stage.
Claiming the third spot on the podium was Belgian rider Jordy van Massenhove, who displayed exceptional horsemanship with Olympic van de Pasenborre. Van Massenhove’s precision and speed resulted in a time of 40.82 seconds, solidifying his place among the top competitors.
The CSI2* Milano San Siro 2* Grand Prix served as a remarkable showcase of skill, precision, and athleticism in the world of show jumping. Andrzej Oplatek and Diaroubet’s electrifying victory will be remembered as a standout moment.
“It was amazing to jump in the same arena where the the European Championships are held, my horse was feeling much better today compared to yesterday, it felt like he really accustomed to the grass. I saw one horse in the jump off to see how the lines are riding, my horse has a really big stride but it’s not the fastest horse, so my strategy was to leave out a stride where I could, my initial plan was to do 7 strides to the last but it ended up being a late 8”.
Photo HSJ (c) – Andrzej Oplatek with Diaroubet
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