Important victory for the Brazilian rider tries to show to join the national team in the next Olympic Games and also move up in the Latino Ranking. (Photo © Sunshine Tour)
Great performance for Brazilian Pedro Veniss No. 3 Latin Ranking that managed to guide with 11-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri) owned by Theiss Hermann, direct to victory in a complicated and lengthy 17 classified jump-off, where Veniss led the first double clear of total of 8 in the decisive round, it constituted almost a second class.
The second place went to Britain’s Tim Wilks in time of 43.77 seconds with Inca Boy van’t Vianahof (Diamant de Semilly x Cash), followed in third by Irishman Richard Howley who completed his tour in time of 44.32 seconds with Calmond (Clarimo x Ramiro’s S). The top five in the Grand Prix completed in the fourth by Iker Jáuregui of Spain recording 45.89 seconds, while the fifth place was for British Phillip Miller in time of 46.12 seconds.
Other Latinos in the competition were the Argentine Jose Maria Larocca in 15th to get 5 FEI Ranking points, Mauricio Ruiz of Colombia outside the points in 20th and Brazilian Luiz Francisco De Azevedo at position 60 and Felipe Amaral retired in the regular round.
The result means 50 World Ranking points for the South American rider and his first victory of 2016.