American David Raposa surprised to conquer the third FEI class of the HITS on the Hudson VIII, being again in second place Laura Chaport. (Photo © Archive / Barre Dukes)
US rider David Raposa won the $100,000 Hudson Valley Jumper Classic victory at HITS on the Hudson VIII in Saugerties.
Accustomed to highlight in the various Hunter events, today David Raposa achieved his first FEI victory in a show jumping event, to ensure 80 World Ranking Points where currently is world number 1,118.
Presenting with the 9-year-old mare Iliona (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Lux Z), David Raposa set the pace in the jump-off, snatching again the steady intensions of the American rider Laura Chapot to take the victory, being in the second place with the 15-year-old mare ISHD Dual Star (Quick Star x Concorde), while New Zealand’s Sharn Wordley finished third with the 13-year-old gelding Barnetta (Baloubet du Rouet x Polydor).
For the fourth place and being the most outstanding of the Latino Ranking riders, one of its main figure Santiago Lambre of Mexico finished with the 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels) to add 55 World Ranking points. The Top 5 was completed by American rider Margie Engle in fifth place with the 8-year-old gelding Dicas (Diarado x Cassini I).
Also had important figures for the Latino Ranking Luis Pedro Biraben of Argentina in eighth place with 8-year-old gelding Colorado 210 (Coronas x Lenardo), Uruguayan rider Juan Manuel Luzardo who won yesterday at the $34,600 HITS Jumper Classic, ended tenth with the 13-year-old gelding Puertas So What (Quattro x Iroko) and Colombian rider John Perez was 12th with the 16-year-old mare Utopia (Irrogando x Notaris).