The American Andrew Ramsay dominated the speed class surpassing by adjusted margin to Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade. (Photo © Winslow Photography LLC)
American Andrew Ramsay maintained his good streak in The Columbus International CSI3* 2017, taking the first victory of the week.
Playing the $35,000 CSI 3* 1.45 Hollow Creek Farm Speed Cup, Andrew Ramsay secured 50 World Ranking Points with his new win by stopping the clock in 60.17 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Cocq A Doodle (Tolan R x Niagara) in the beginning of CSI3* Johnstown in Ohio, achieving a perfect reading on course designed by German Olaf Petersen.
After finishing second two times last week, Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela became once again the main reference of the Latino Ranking, after completing his course in 60.44 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Bon Jovi (Verdi x Corland), in what would be the third FEI event, that Emanuel Andrade occupies one more time the second place adding 45 World Ranking Points.
The Top 5 was held by home riders taking third place Peter Wylde with the 12-year-old mare Aimee (Soltair x Silvio II) in 62.10 seconds, fourth place for last week’s Grand Prix winner Abigail McArdley with the 10-year-old gelding Chuck Berry 8 (Chacco-Blue x Watzmann) and fifth place by Taylor Land next to For Edition (Forsyth Frh x Leggiero) in 63.98 seconds.
Also stood out for the Latino Ranking Hector Florentino of the Dominican Republic, finishing sixth recording 65.39 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Heliante Ter Wilgen (Chin Chin x Surrealist van’t Paradijs) and Venezuelan rider Alejandro Karolyi with the 14-year-old gelding Willow (Guidam x Little Rock) occupying 14th position to add both riders World Ranking Points.
Out of the points were Eugenio Garza of Mexico ranked 21st with 4 faults in 61.16 seconds accompanied by the 16-year-old gelding Bariano (Jetset-D x Skippy), Argentine Alexis Trosch finished 23rd with the 11-year-old mare Opaline Z (Obelix x Landgraf I) and Puerto Rican rider Freddie Vazquez had 8 fouls in 38th place with the 15-year-old stallion Bachelor 4 (Baloubet du Rouet x Grosso Z).