Cassio Rivetti takes the Grand Prix of Drachten.

The Ukrainian Cassio Rivetti points the way with the mare Chataga for the win and overcome in a thrilling end to the Brazilian and Latin Ranking leader Marlon Módolo Zanotelli 35 hundredths of a second and 39 hundredths of second on the German Marcus Ehning. (Photo © DigiShots)


To close the week at the CSI3* Drachten in the Netherlands, the Ukrainian Cassio Rivetti leading the way in a total of 60 pairs who started the Grand Prix victory with the mare Chataga (Chacco-Blue x Carthago) owned by Gestüt Lewitz was to complete his jump-off in 39.41 seconds.


Meaning the first victory of the year for Brazilian descent Cassio Rivetti clinching a price of 21,450 Euros, exceeded close fight Latino Ranking leader and representative of Brazil Marlon Módolo Zanotelli who presented with the horse Casper 297 (Lazio x Quidam’s Rubin) owned by Ashford Farming & Jos Lansink. To Módolo Zanotelli who took victory in the Grand Prix last week in the CSI2* Drachten, little lacked to repeat in consecutive weeks, when marked on the blackboard a time of 39.76 seconds, just 35 hundredths of second above the Ukrainian, but narrowly surpassed 4 hundredths of a second to the German Marcus Ehning.


For Ehning third in the overall standings, could complete their jump-off in time of 39.80 seconds with 13-years-old gelding Pret A Tout (Hiram Chambertin x Stew Boy) owned by Ruth Krech & Marcus Ehning, while the representative of house Jor Vrieling with VDL Glasgowv/h Merelsnest (Nabab De Reve x Darco) ranked fourth in time of 40.95 seconds. To close the group of the leading five in the competition and also meaning the last double clear of the night Belgian rider Annelies Vorsselmans and 9-year-old gelding Hermes De Mariposa (Canturo x Power Light) owned by Stal Van Der Ham stopped the clock at 41.51 seconds.


With today’s victory Cassio Rivetti managed to get 80 FEI Ranking points and Marlon Módolo Zanotelli 70 FEI Ranking points, with the top 16 ranking of those who managed to get inside the spread points.