Equestrian contest takes riders through mountains of Tenerife
The rider Jeremías Marrero Morales prevailed in the XIX Raid Hípico de Benijos, held in the area of Benijos, in the Villa de La Orotava, organised by Aerac (Equestrian Association of Raid and Field Activities of Tenerife Equestrian) and La Orotava Town Hall.
The competition, in which 30 people took part, was held on a demanding route, with a clear and splendid day and without any incident in the race.
Jeremiah won the victory in the National 1 * category, celebrated over a total of 80 kilometres, after his Candelario horse, a pure Arab race, was the best on the route that ran through the mountains of this area of Tenerife.
José Antonio Perez Mesa, with the Arab breed colt Maver Rabah Monkesberoy, won the victory in the CET Promotion category, being the best in the 60-kilometre course and also won the triumph for the horse with the best physical condition. The second prize went to José Rodríguez Luis, with the mare race Arab Ia, and the third prize for the Leila García Báez, with the horse Rayo.
In the category of CET Promotion-40, over a distance of 40 kilometres, victory went to Adrián González Her-nández, with the horse Yakaré. The second place went to the Arabian horse Mare Sira de Victoriano, ridden by Daniel Rodríguez Reyes while Juan Antonio Suárez Cabrera debuting the Arabian colt Zipi de Victoriano took third place, and was the horse with the best physical condition of this test.
In the awards ceremony there were special mentions, to the most veteran runner José Rodríguez Luis, with more than 40 years in the practice of this discipline, and to the youngest runner of just eleven, Manuel Pérez García.