Team Brazil had a magistral afternoon totaling 4 faults to take a very important victory for their country. Netherlands second and Switzerland third. (Photo © hickstead.co.uk)
Team Brazil surprised in the €200,000 Longines FEI Nations Cup of Great Britain in Hickstead, liquidating the favorites with accumulated of 4 faults.
With a total of 8 Nations led by Brazil, they completed a first round of 4 fouls, then finishing with a perfect second round securing for the first time in their history of participation in Hickstead the team victory composed by Marlon Modolo Znaotelli, Pedro Veniss, Yuri Mansur and Pedro Muylaert.
Undoubtedly highlighting who have become the main figures in Brazil in the last three years, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli with the 11-year-old mare Sirene de La Motte (Apache d’Adriers) marked the first double clear round for his country, while the current Leader of the Latino Ranking Pedo Veniss next to the 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure) imitated it, ensuring the great South American deed.
For his part, two of his young promises such as Yuri Mansur with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Collar du Murier) scored clear round on his second run and Pedro Muylaert placed 4 fouls in his first round with the 10-year-old stallion Prince Royal Z Mfs, completed an excellent day that was accompanied by the great reaction of the Dutch.
For the Netherlands, who came in second, they came from behind to finish with 14 fouls the first round and three perfect course of Harrie Smolders, Ruben Romp and Jur Vrieling in the second round, left with the desire to Team Switzerland, who finished accumulating 16 fouls in third place.
Romain Duguet and Beat Mändli stood out for the Swiss, while fourth-place Ireland had a similar reaction like the Dutch, completing in 13 and 4 fouls their two rounds with double clear rounds by Daniel Coyle and Richard Howley.
Completed Great Britain in fifth place with 20 fouls and William Whitaker (1/0) in the stellar plan, sixth was France with 21 fouls having Kevin Staut with the fourth and final double clear round, seventh a disappointing Germany going from 4 fouls in the first round to 28 fouls in the second round and Spain closed in eighth place with 51 fouls in a day nothing encouraging.