American Andrew Ramsay won two of three FEI events at the Columbus International CSI 3* 2017 Split Rock Jumping Tour. (Photo © Winslow)
US rider Andrew Ramsay completed an almost perfect week by winning two of three FEI events at Columbus International CSI 3* 2017.
As part of the Split Rock Jumping Tour, Andrew Ramsay is again in charge of taking the top honors on course designed by German Olaf Petersen and getting the best time in the $130,000 CSI 3* Split Rock Farm Grand Prix 1.55m.
With a total of 9 riders qualified for the jump-off of 39 pairings that encouraged the regular round, Andrew Ramsay accompanied by the 10-year-old mare Cocq A Doodle (Tolan R x Niagara), secured a major victory in the Grand Prix that awarded him 100 World Ranking Points and totaled in the week 165 points with another victory last Thursday plus a ninth place on Friday, making clear his good sport moment by the World Number 110, that no doubt will be approaching or possibly entering the Top 100.
Being five double clear round that finished the class, Andrew Ramsay marked the best time in 40.57 seconds and was escorted by the Irish rider Andrew Bourns with the 9-years-old gelding CHS Inception (Clover Flush x harlequin du Carel) in 42.76 seconds while third place was by American rider Ali Wolff in 43.15 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Casall (Casall x Capitol I).
Completed the Top 5 Scott Keach of Australia in fourth place along with the 12-year-old gelding Fedor (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Orkaan) in 44.12 seconds and for fifth place Kelli Cruciotti of the United States completed her course in 44.39 seconds with the last double clear round alongside the 10-year-old mare Hadja van Orshof (Cabrio van de Heffinck x Darco).
By the Latino Ranking Emanuel Andrade from Venezuela was the best placed at 12th, completing a 4 fouls regular round with the 16-year-old gelding U (Monaco x Calypso) and Mexican rider Eugenio Garza with the 16-year-old gelding Bariano (Jetset-D x Skippy) made it a bit slower in 16th place with 4 fouls, being the only Latinos who scored World Ranking Points.
Also participated by the Latinos being out of the points Alejandro Karolyi of Venezuela in 18th with the 14-year-old gelding Lincourt Gino (Gino III x Graf Magna), Ilan Bluman of Colombia was 33rd next to the 9-year-old gelding Eax Run Run LS (Casall x Montebello La Silla), followed by Puerto Rican rider Freddie Vazquez in 34th with the 15-year-old stallion Bachelor 4 (Baloubet du Rouet x Grosso Z) and Argentine Alexis Trosch with the 11-year-old mare Opaline Z (Obelix x Landgraf I) retired.
The best seed and World Number 1 Kent Farrington of the United States obtained its passage to the jump-off with the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris), but in the end they demolished two fences finishing in eighth place.