American Andrew Ramsay dominated the tiebreaker round beating Devin Ryan and Cian O’Connor at Live Oak International. Juan Manuel Gallego of Colombia fourth and Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela seventh. (Photo © PicsofYou)
Under the course design of Olympic Bob Ellis of Great Britain, continued the action at Live Oak International 2017 in Ocala, being the second day of FEI classes and the victory of the American Andrew Ramsay.
With a total of 57 pairs for the regular round, the $35,000 Sovaro was held at a height of 1.50m, where 14 were classified in the tiebreaker led by Ramsay and 11-year-old gelding Stranger (Stakkato x Cheenook) owned by The Stranger Group, setting a time of 39.27 seconds to take the victory. For second place Devin Ryan of the United States followed in 40,36 seconds with 8-year-old gelding Eddie Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Marlon), results that would give them 50 and 45 World-wide Ranking points each. Third place was occupied by Olympic medalist Cian O’Connor with 9-year-old gelding Concho (Cassaro x Acord II) stopping the clock in 41.48 seconds.
For the Latin Ranking the most prominent was the Colombian Juan Manuel Gallego to take 35 FEI Ranking points, when he completed his jump-off in 41.80 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Coulash van de Broy Z (Cadence VT Gelutt x Lys De Darmen). Also managed to score points for Emanuel Andrade in the seventh position with 11-year-old gelding Bonjovi (Verdi x Corland), knocking down a pole to totaling 4 fouls in 40.44 seconds, representing for the young rider 20 World Ranking points, while Colombian Jorge Andrés Barrera finished in 12th place and 5 faults in 59.82 seconds with 10-year-old stallion Cartouche. Out of the points were Angel Karolyi of Venezuela in the 33rd place with 5 fouls in the regular round, Manuel Torres of Colombia in 34th place, Paulo Santana of El Salvador in 37th position and Axel Barrios of Guatemala was eliminated.