British rider Daniel Neilson conquered the CSI2* Oliva stellar class, where the British occupied the top five places. (Photo © 1clicphoto.com)
British rider Daniel Neilson won the €30,000 Oliva Nova Grand Prix of the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour, marking the best jump-off time.
In what was a real domain on part of the British riders, Daniel Neilson secured the first place with the 9-year-old gelding Major Delacour (Ksar-Sitte x Leopard) by stopping the clock in 47.03 seconds and adding 50 World Ranking points. Being the afternoon’s perfect ones, they occupied from first to fifth place, registering the last double clear round in sixth place.
Escorted Daniel Neilson in today’s Grand Prix on course designed by Austrian Franz Madl, Lance Whitehouse with the 15-year-old gelding Vik II (Cantos) in second place and taking a time of 47.31 seconds, third place for Amy Inglis with the 9-year-old mare Wishes (Guidam x Wellington) in 47.38 seconds, while completing the Top 5 Richard Barton in fourth place with his 9-year-old mare Donata (Ukato x Ovidius) in 50.69 seconds and fifth place Jessica Dimmock accompanied by the 12-year-old gelding Chandon Blue (Chacco-Blue x Landcapitol) in 53.67 seconds.
For his part the Latino Ranking Leader Pedro Veniss from Brazil and best Ran American Ranking representative, could not qualify for the jump-off, after completing a 4 fouls regular round with the 11-year-old mare Sun Flower du Theil (Allegreto x Quidam de Revel) in a time of 76.68 seconds ending 19th.