Irish rider Bertram Allen was unbeatable at the St. Gallen Swiss Grand Prix, getting one-two for his country alongside Richard Howley. Yuri Mansur of Brazil in 14th place. (Photo © csiostgallen)
The closing day at the Longines CSIO St. Gallen was fully featured on the part of Irish riders, where Bertram Allen was unbeatable in the dispute of the Longines Grand Prix of Switzerland CSI5*.
Finishing one-two Irish riders Bertram Allen and Richard Howley, the technical and complicated double round designed by Swiss Gérard Lachat, finished with 9 perfect rounds of 50 pairs that encouraged the competition, where Bertram Allen appeared with the 10-year-old stallion Hector van d’Abdijhoeve (Cabrio van de Heffinck x Utrillo van de Heffinck) to culminate in 44.75 seconds and secure 130 World Ranking Points for the first place. Richard Howley completed the double round in 45.64 seconds with 10-year-old gelding Chinook (Tygo x Wellington), bringing him 110 FEI Ranking Points.
Completed Top 5 Paul Estermann of Switzerland in third place, recording a time of 46.15 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Lord Pepsi (Böckmann’s Lord Pezi x Santander H), followed by Catherine van Roosbroeck of Belgium in fourth place with 47.03 seconds alongside 11-year-old stallion Gautcho Da Quinta (Cicero Z x Upsilon vd Heffinck) and fifth-place Swiss Olympic medalist Steve Guerdat in 48.05 seconds accompanied by the 10-year-old mare Hannah (Dulf van den Bisschop x Kashmir van Schuttershof).
The representatives of Latino Ranking only obtained World Ranking points Yuri Mansur of Brazil, occupying the 14th position next to the 13-year-old mare Unita ASK (Corrado I x Caretino) and its fellowmen Joao Victor Castro with Quentin Pj (Quidam of Revel x Shield 19) and Eduardo Menezes accompanied by Quintol (Quintender x Cento) with the same 4 faults in the first round as Mansur, but were placed in 22nd place for Castro and 23rd by Menezes.