Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa and Poland’s Paweł Spisak traded places back and forth throughout the course of last weekend’s LOTTO Baborówko Horse Sale Show CCI4*-S, but it was Yoshiaki would ultimately come out on top in the Polish event’s headline division.
Sunday saw the show’s finale, which hosted not only international classes but also Polish championships for seniors and young riders as well as in the Polish Cup in four age categories.
Yoshiaki and Calle 44 took the lead after Friday’s dressage, when the rider’s own 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Cristo 5 x Sara IV, by Quebec) posted a 27.4. They gave the lead to second-placed Paweł Spisak (POL) with Banderas after having picked up a bit of time cross country, but earned it back again on show jumping day to win the class by just eight-tenths of a point. Harald Ambros (AUT) riding Lexicon finished third.
The CCI4*-S class also determined the medalists of this year’s Polish national championships for seniors. The gold medal went to Paweł Spisak (POL) for the eighth time in his career. Mateusz Kiempa (POL) took the silver, and Małgorzata Korycka (POL) went home with the
Yoshiaki also dominated the CCI3*-S class for the prize of Kuhn Maszyny Rolnicze. He won the division from pillar to post with The Duke Of Cavan. Second place went to Nadine Marzahl (GER) with Vally K, and Johanna Pohjonen (FIN) was third with Conner K.
Kamil Rajnert (POL) established his leading position in the CCI2*-S after dressage with Emilia of Chin, and he kept his score until the last day. Katharina Kopp (GER) was second with Clintina, and third place went to Karolina Ślązak (POL) with Tores P.
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