After missing the last 30 Southeast Asian Games, the Filipino horsemen of the Philippines found a meaningful way to be productive and share their blessings.
Over 1.3 million pesos were raised from Ride For Life, the return of the 2019 Philippine Indoor Equestrian Championships and the 6th Manila Polo Club (MPC), which recently took place in Makati City.
According to Carissa Coscolluela, President of Equestrian PH, the funds raised flow directly into the Blood Samaritan Program of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), which covers the blood needs of patients who need transfusions.
"This event prompted drivers not only to do well in the ring to win for themselves, but also to excel in the name of helping human suffering," said PRC governor Coscolluela.
Twelve-year-old driver Minxie Romualdez collected the highest donation of P350,000 from family members, friends and other supporters after participating in Ride For Life on board her gray pony Magic Mio and the MPC & # 39; s Galaxy.
In the actual competition, Paola Lorenzo was unstoppable in the 1.20-meter class on board Rubis Landais, while in the 1.10-meter class on board Happy Cooper behind Lara Zobel, who was a free Round on board the gray mountain Lander Bijsterveld, also finished second. Lillian Tang won the highest award on board the Salta de Belleme in the 1-meter class of the meeting supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, while the Egyptian expatriate Mohamed el Akkad and Cooper again led the 0.90-meter class. El Akkad defeated Xavier Virata on J & # 39; Adore and Andi Santos on Payett dela Sapiae, while young driver Alex Ynares-Villalon on Unchti du Banney took first place in the 0.75m class, followed by the promising youngster Drivers Aaliyah Lalonde on Odeon du Marey and Frances Poblete on Rumanda.
Comeback driver Amanda de Guzman ruled the 0.65m class on board Upsylon, followed by Poblete and Lalonde. In the introductory class, Anda Lagdameo and Isabella Felix were two young drivers on the program.
The course for the competition was designed by the French rider and trainer Thibault Trassard, who ran a week-long clinic for the riders before the competition.
Trassard was a regular trainer for Filipino drivers, including Iñigo Zobel. INQ
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