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Awards

Sunday, 20th July

The night is graying and turning into day...

The birds were announcing a new morning and everybody in base camp is "still awake"... After a night of high activity we have the winners of the different FEI categories and the 1* National Category of the Ride and many tired but happy faces...

The 100 milers finished shortly after dawn and we have on First Place the rider from Costa Rica, Diego Zamora, with his horse Samurai, who was awarded also the BC for this category! Second place is Laura Paiz, from Guatemala, who is Pan-American Junior Champion 2007, finishing successfully with her horse Ganador. Both riders achieved their qualification for participation at the World Endurance Championship this year in Malaysia, completing both a team of riders who have already qualified in two previous rides in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Third to finish was Roberto Hernandez, also from Guatemala, riding Mr. Ha, and fourth is Guillermo Sandoval from Honduras, riding Halisha. The other participants were not able to finish their ride due to different reasons, observed in the several vet checks during the night-ride.

The 120 km Riders also did a great job. The Seniors and Junior/Young Riders finished early, before dawn and we had only two retirements of young riders, that is that the riders did retire voluntarily and did not finish the ride. Winner of the Seniors is Jaime Mansilla, former Central American Champion, riding Alabama, from Guatemala. Alabama also was awarded BC! Second to finish, also from Guatemala, is Dr., Janio Johnston, riding Paisano. In the Young Riders Caterory we had for first place, the young Guatemalan rider Andres Primo Gonzalez M., riding Duzkal, who won also the BC!

The Riders for the category of 82 km also were very successful and all of them finished! First place was Marvin Martinez, riding Zayan, who also got the BC!. Second to win was Uber Rodas, riding his mare Magnolia, and third to finish was Byron Lopez, who is already qualified to go to the WEC in Malaysia with the same horse, Tahiti.

Heidi Viteri riding Fada was first place and BC of the FEI 2* category Young & Junior Riders.

The winners of the 1* National Category are for First Place, Jose Paiz, riding Lambrusco, second place, Carlos Bonessa, riding Chavo, and third place Frank Hesse, riding Persik. Lambrusco was the winner of the BC!

The overall finishing quota is 70%, which is greatl! It was great, The Mayan Adventure Ride 2008 - The Ingenio Magdalena Challenge 1st Edition!

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TD and GJ of this ride