Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade dominated to pleasure the competition occupying first, third and fourth place. (Photo © Sportfot)
Continuation of 2017 ESP Spring II week at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL had a $5,000 1.35m Stake II dispute with 51 pairs and resounding victory of Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade.
Last week same class Andrade’s had shown be very close to winner Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo, but today he managed three of first four places being his 7-year-old young horse Tupac van de Vrombautshoeve Z, with which was titled champion in 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival season, who dominated to pleasure the competition by stopping the clock in 34.20 seconds at tiebreaker round.
The fight for first place was with New Zealander rider Sharn Wordley avoiding sweep of Venezuelan by seizing the second position, dominating at times the competition by putting up a time of 34.60 seconds with Famous D Ive Z (For Pleasure x Chin Chin ), while Emanuel Andrade was third with 11-year-old mare Black Pearl in 35.01 seconds and fourth place with 9-year-old mare Ilme van de Leeuwerk (Douglas x Lacros) registering a time of 35.47 seconds.
Also outstanding was US riders Kevins Crosby in 5th place and Alex Granato in 6th position with double clear rounds, same results for Colombian Roberto Teran in seventh place in a total of 27 pairs class, where they also saw action by Latinos Carlos Quiñones (ARG), Luiz Francisco de Azevedo (BRA), Ilan Bluman (COL), Andrés Soto (COL), Diego González Cremer (ARG) and Juan Ortíz (VEN).