Colombian rider Carlos López took the car and also the victory of the Longines FEI World Cup Qualification of the CSI5* Partner Pferd Leipzig. (Photo © Archive)
Colombian rider Carlos López took the first 2018 FEI victory and with it the car as first prize, to dominate the Longines FEI World Cup Qualification.
Completing the first day of the CSI5* Partner Pferd Leipzig in Germany, Colombian and best Latin Ranking rider in the class Carlos Lopez, was unbeatable on course designed by Frank Rothenberger to dispute the speed class that gave a car to occupy the first place.
Introducing Carlos López with the 13-year-old gelding Admara 2 (Padinus x Murano) owned by S.A.S. Haras Des Grillons, stopped the clock in 60.64 seconds and secure good World Ranking points, beating world number 2 and best seed Harrie Smolders of Holland, who finished in time of 61.95 seconds with the 14-year-old gelding Zinius (Nabab de Reve x Kannan) owned by Eurohorse BVBA- Axel Verlooy.
For Latin ranking number 2 and world number 47, Carlos López represented his 30th FEI victory, leaving two formers World Ranking leaders, escorting him in third and fourth places with Simon Delestre of France along with the 13-year-old stallion Chadino (Chacco- Blue x Narew XX) in 61.98 seconds and home rider Christian Ahlmann with the 13-year-old mare Ailina (Chico’s Boy x Cowondo Z) in 62.40 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 Stephanie Holmén of Sweden with the 12-year-old mare Flip’s Little Sparrow (Cardento 933 x Robin Z 723) in 62.98 seconds.
Returning to the Pan American Ranking and Latin Ranking, Reed Kessler of the United States also took the 22nd place, after completing her round in 4 fouls and 67.00 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Tradition de la Roque (Kannan x Oberon du Moulin) and Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur escorted her in the 23rd place next to the 11-year-old gelding Inferno (Incolor (old) x Italic Des Salines (SF)) in 4 fouls and 67.30 seconds.