The Mexican Enrique González was in second place to be surpassed by the German rider who managed to take advantage of 1 hundredth of a second during the tiebreaking round. (Photo © Alden Corrigan Media)
With a very exciting finished was the sixth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League in Las Vegas and the victory of the German rider Christian Heineking.
Being the price to distribute of $100,000 and 80 World-wide Ranking points that took the winner, the round of jump-off with 7 classified was defined only by 1 hundredth of second. Recording a time of 37.82 seconds, Heineking led 12-year-old gelding Aje Cluny (Cash and Carry x Starlight) to victory in a perfect round and fully attached to his strategy.
The second position was for Mexican Enrique Gonzalez and the 9-year-old mare Chacna (Chacco-Blue x Narew XX), who struggled for the victory, but at the end completed their round in 37.83 seconds, getting good points to the World Ranking with respect to its summary account for the month of November.
It completed the three best classified American rider Tina Yates with the 12-year-old stallion Zelote VDL (Chin Chin x Libero H) registering on a blackboard a time of 39.50 seconds.
For the Latin Ranking led by second place of Gonzalez, Chilean Samuel Parot ended up accumulating 12 fouls in the regular round with 12-year-old gelding Quick du Pottier (Hurlevent de Breka x Cuba), to occupy the 25th position, while Brazilian Eduardo Menezes ran with less luck, deciding to retire during his presentation with 9-year-old mare Catalina (Chacco-Blue x Converter).