Ecuadorian rider Diego Vivero took the victory in the Grand Prix of the 2018 ESP Holiday III week at Wellington, beating Todd Minikus of the United States and Canadian Ian Millar. (Photo © AnneGittinsPhotography)
Ecuadorian rider Diego Vivero won the $25,000 Dover Saddlery Grand Prix, to conclude the 2018 ESP Holiday III week.
As part of the Equestrian Sport Productions winter season, Diego Vivero of Ecuador was perfect in his tiebreaker round to take an important victory with the 11-year-old mare Bijoux (Cartani x Athletico), completing his tie-break at 40.01 seconds.
Adding a new victory Diego Vivero in the United States of America, was simply unbeatable against his adversaries in the tiebreaker, after he overtook American rider Todd Minikus with the 11-year-old gelding Carlo (Casall x Landlord) in time of 40.75 seconds and for third place the “Captain Canada” Ian Millar, finished in 41.80 seconds his route with the 9-year-old gelding Vittorio 8 (Valentino DDH x Ramiro’s Bube).
The last qualifier to the tiebreaker was US Pan American gold medalist Christine McCrea, scoring the last of the four double clear rounds in 42.25 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Jarcobond van den Oude Eik (Vagabond de la Pomme x Darco).
The Latin riders led by Diego Vivero had the Bolivian Roberto Daza occupying the fifth place with the 11-year-old stallion Biscayo, followed in sixth place by this week Welcome winner Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela with the 12-year-old stallion Ricore Courcelle (Quaprice Bois Margot x Alme), Colombian rider Pablo Mejia took the seventh place with mare RL Queen Mary, his countryman Ilan Bluman escorted him in eighth place with the 9-year-old gelding Eax Run Run LS (Casall x Montebello La Silla) and Puerto Rican Juan Benitez finished ninth with the 8-year-old gelding Endro (Indoctro x Lancelot), all accumulating 4 fouls regular round.