The American rider Brianne Goutal was reunited with the victory in FEI events, after taking the highest honors on February 8, 2015. (Photo © Sportfot)
The American rider Brianne Goutal was reunited with the victory at the Tryon International Equestrian Center after 2 years and 8 months.
Long wait and many good experiences over these almost 3 years for the American Brianne Goutal, who once was among the Top 50 will be reunited with the victory to dominate the $35,000 Horseware Ireland Jumper Classic CSI 5*.
Under the course design by German Olaf Jun. Petersen, a total of 51 pairs encouraged the regular round and gave way to 21 riders who returned to the jump-off where Brianni Goutal in the Grass Complex of the TIEC, recorded a time of 42.92 seconds with the 14-year-old gelding Fineman (Feliciano x Kotiljong II) owned by Rose Hill Farm, securing the world number 545 a total of 50 FEI Ranking Points.
For second place the four-time US Olympic medalist Beezie Madden stopped the clock only 4 hundredths of a second slower to take 45 World Ranking Points with the 8-year-old stallion HHS Hercules.
The Latino Ranking delegation on this occasion was very effective with several of its riders returning to the jump-off and highlighting Alberto Michán from México finishing third with a time of 43.19 seconds next to the 111-year-old gelding Gigolo van de Broekkant (Heartbreaker x Concorde). On the other hand also Mexican rider Santiago Lambre, who even managed to classify with his two horses, finished fourth with the 10-year-old gelding Casino N (Careful x Ahorn) in 43.75 seconds and fifth place was Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela achieved a time of 43.84 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Reus de la Nutria (Zandor Z x Kannan) with which the three riders added good World Ranking Poinst.
The best jump-off time and completing the Latinos representation was Brazilian rider Luiz Francisco de Azevedo with the 10-year-old gelding Collin (Colandro x Amethist) in 42.23 seconds, but he did not achieve a perfect round totaling 4 fouls to ranked 12th, while Santiago Lambre finished sixth with his other horse.
Also participated by the Latinos being out of the points Brazilian rider Fabio Levias da Costa finishing in 21st place not returning to the jump-off, Juan Ortiz of Venezuela with 4 fouls in 26th place, Argentine Luis Pedro Biraben accumulated 5 fouls at 41st, his countryman Stefano Baruzzo was 46th with 14 fouls, Freddie Vazquez of Puerto Rico was still in 48th place with 17 fouls and Anna Christina Gansauer of Ecuador retired.
The two best seeds failed to make a good results with world number 1 and Pan American Ranking Leader Kent Farrington finishing 36th and world number 2 McLain Ward, achieved a better result in 16th place by participating in the jump-off round.