Eduardo Menezes wins the CSI 2* – Big Tour in Valkenswaard.

Great Latino victory on part of Eduardo Menezes of Brazil and his fellowmen Marlon Modolo Zanotelli who followed in the third place. (Photo © Sportfot)


The second day at Netherlands for the development of CSI 2* Valkenswaard week played a Latino role with great victory of Brazilian Eduardo Menezes and his fellowmen and former leader of Latino Ranking Marlon Modolo Zanotelli.

Attaining a quick round by Eduardo Menezes in speed class designed by Luc Musette with 66 pairs, he stopped the clock in 61.19 seconds with 11-year-old mare Market Irminka (Irco Mena x Tinka’s Boy) owned by Miss Tracy Priest, to take 50 World Ranking points and being without a doubt the star figure of Latino’s Ranking representatives. Marlon Modolo Zanotelli was slightly slower to complete his course in 65.14 seconds with 10-year-old mare Celena VDL (Mr. Blue x Chin Chin) owned by VDL Stud, which allowed him to finish third and add 40 FEI Ranking points. Only avoided the one-two by South Americans riders, Egyptian Abdel Said who seized the second place, marking a time of 62.76 seconds with 11-year-old mare Beauminka (Jodokus x Akteur).

As far as the best seeds of class World Number 1 and leader of Pan-American Ranking Kent Farrington did not have troubles with 11-year-old mare Gazelle (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) to finish in the 37th position. Germans Marcus Ehning, World No. 7 and Daniel Deusser, World No. 3, were able to finish within points in positions 12th and 16th respectively.

Also participated for Pan American Ranking US Reed Kessler finished in seventh place, also American rider Michael Hughes occupying the 14th position, Yann Candele of Canada in 17th position, American Emily Short was 18th, his compatriot Lillie Keenan 23rd, Canadian Wesley Newlands in 42nd position and young rider Hilary Mc Nerney from United States in 53rd box.


Final Results