Daniel Bluman of Israel secured the second most important victory of its career in a week for the memory at CSI4* Hampton Classic Horse Show 2017. (Photo © The Book LLC)
Daniel Bluman of Israel completed a week to remember by adding three wins, including today’s win the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix.
Signing the second most important victory of his career, Daniel Bluman had a near perfect week, where he was unbeatable before his rivals and now liquidating the most important class of the week.
The course designed by Irish Alan Wade featured 31 pairs and a subsequent classification of only 3 riders to the jump-off, including Daniel Bluman, Brianne Goutal and American superstar McLain Ward.
After winning the 2012 $500,000 Winter Equestrian Festival Grand Prix, being his best victory and then dominating in 2015 the Central Park Grand Prix at New York, now Daniel Bluman with the only double clear round ensured his second best result along with the 9-year-old gelding Ladriano Z (Lawito x Baloubet du Rouet) in time of 46.09 seconds to take 130 World Ranking Points.
If they were 3 riders in the tiebreaker, the emotion in the mythical and elegant Show felt with the results of Brianne Goutal in second place, completing in 4 faults and 46.18 seconds her presentation with the 16-year-old stallion Nice de Prissey (Rosire x Amarpour), while the best time in 44.10 seconds was for three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward, who could do nothing to repeat the victory by totaling 8 fouls with the 10-year-old mare HH Callas (Albatros x Quattro B).
American Devin Ryan took the fourth place with 4 fouls fastest field at regular round and fifth place by British rider Amanda Derbyshire who has certainly had a few months of good results.
For the Latino Ranking Colombian rider Roberto Teran finished in eighth place, completing his run in 4 faults and 86.23 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Brilliant du Rouet (Balou du Rouet x Caretani Z), adding 50 World Ranking Points.
Out of the points for the Latinos were Mexican riders Alberto Michan in 19th place with the 10-year-old mare Handy van Hd (Thinka’s Boy 89.7275 x Nabab de Reve) accumulating 9 fouls and Santiago Lambre finished 22nd with the 9-year-old mare Doloris (Harley VDL x Colorado D) in course of 12 fouls.