With victories in two classics Low Amateur and Medium Amateur Owner Jumper, Andrade closes the first week in Wellington with four wins, two championships and two reserve championships. (Photo © Alberto Pacheco).
To close the first week of action in the Winter Equestrian Festival 2015 in Wellington, Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela will put two more wins today to total four in five days of competition that divided the week of WEF 1.
Not bad for a first week, which usually many of the horses and riders are getting in shape for the demanding 12 weeks in which divides the WEF, but from the start Andrade giving a clear indication of its growth as an athlete of high competition, after three major commitments last year were as participation in the World Equestrian Games in Normandy the youngest rider on the right, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final in Barcelona and the Central American and Caribbean Games, where he won two medals team gold and bronze in the overall, now competing in his new role as amateur rider stands with wins in the classics Low and Medium Amateur Owner Jumper of the week.
For $10,000 Low AO Jumper Classic participated only with mare Black Pearl spending his first tour in clear round to win his pass to the jump-off that became immediately. There were a total of 85 competitors in the classic with a long list of 26 classified to the jump-off. Emanuel short turning with great aggression at each stride and discounting a raid at the finish line was taken to stop the clock at 27.246 seconds to leave a mark unbeatable for the rest of the group.
With the result of classical and only evidence bounded by Black Pearl in the week, they win the reserve champion of the week.
Turning to $10,000 Medium A/O Jumper Classic and with the same three individuals that completed the first class of the week between Medium, one-two-three, the classic had 75 pairs and jump-off 29 of them, including the two Emanuel’s horse. The first was Oxford with which he won the first class overthrew a stick in 35.338 seconds time to be in the position 12, but turn came to go with C. Jack Sparrow Z, brother of Black Pearl and making another unbeatable time 35.911 seconds with the second clear round, for the win.
In summary of the first week and with curiosity of winning both classics with brothers horses and trained by the rider himself in Venezuela, Emanuel Andrade completed its participation in the WEF 1 with four wins, two championships and two reserve championships.
$10,000 Medium A/O Jumper Classic II.2.b:
1.- C. JACK SPARROW ZEMANUEL ANDRADE 0/0/35.911
2.- GOLDFINGER VD HENGSTENPOEL/SARAH BAGWORTH 0/0/35.971
3.- CASA DE LA MARTA BAY/ADDISON GIERKINK 0/0/37.031
4.- CAPITOL/KAELY TOMEU 0/0/37.61
5.- TIBETANO/MICHELLE NAVARRO-GRAU 0/0/37.663
6.- BENTLEY/ALONSO VALDEZ 0/0/38.664
7.- BONHEUR VAN DE KAPEL/CHRISTINE SWAIL 0/0/39.425
8.- CHELLOU/STEPHANIE GALLUCCI 0/0/40.93
9.- ORMSBY HILL/LIZA FINSNESS 0/0/40.985
10.- FOR EDITION/FRANCES LAND 0/0/41.005
11.- CHADOLAN/LUIS PLASCENCIA ONATE 0/4/35.123
12.- OXFORD/EMANUEL ANDRADE 0/4/35.338
$10,000 Low AO Jumper Classic II.2b:
1.- BLACK PEARL/EMANUEL ANDRADE 0/0/27.246
1.- NIRVANA DE TERLONG/VANESSA MANNIX 0/0/27.638
2.- FIREFLY/PHILIP RICHTER 0/0/28.105
2.- LASCANA/TERI KESSLER 0/0/28.371
3.- REN ROUND NUMBER/CATHERINE WU 0/0/28.688
3.- BARAGONA/NATALIE HORWEEN 0/0/28.842
4.- MAHARSHI/MICHELLE NAVARRO-GRAU 0/0/28.892
4.- VERA Z/LIZA FINSNESS 0/0/29.077
5.- ALUNA/ALLISON STAWARZ 0/0/29.088
5.- GEMS BOND/ALISON REGISTER 0/0/29.438
6.- DA VINCI/CAITLIN CREEL 0/0/30.075
6.- WANNABE/NICOLE LAKIN 0/0/30.409