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CSI5* Show Jumpers hit the coast in Portugal this weekend

CSI5* Show Jumpers hit the coast in Portugal this weekend

13/06/2018 at 10:13Updated 13/06/2018 at 10:14

Just west of the Portuguese capital Lisbon, the coastal village of Cascais is the setting for the eighth Longines Global Champions Tour competition of 2018 this weekend as the CSI5* Show Jumping series winds its way across Europe.

As at other stages of the series, much attention will be on Saturday’s €300,000 Grand Prix of Cascais Estoril, scheduled for 9:30 p.m. local time. Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander, the current leader in the standings after having won the Tour title in 2011 and 2012, will be aiming to strengthen her series lead through that class in the absence of Maher.

Easily accessible from the capital, Cascais was historically a small fishing village until King Luís I choose it as his royal summer retreat in the 19th century. Other rich Portuguese followed in his footsteps, building lavish villas, mansions and gardens in the town. 

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