Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade tied in first place with the Americans Kama Godek and Todd Minikus, making a jump of 2.10 meters. (Photo © Sportfot)
Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade tried for the first time to participate in a Puissance Class, resulting in the highest honors at Central Park.
As part of the 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show in New York, Emanuel Andrade was able to pass a height of 2.06 meters with the 14-year-old Clouwni (Colman x La Zarras), a result that allowed him to take win and shared honors with Americans Kama Godek and Todd Minikus.
The U.S. Open $50,000 Spy Coast Farm Puissance, which also featured Irish Paul O’Shea and Andrew Kocher from the United States was split into 4 rounds, starting at a height of 1.60 meters and leaving only Emanuel Andrade, Kama Godek with the 9-year-old gelding De Grande (Verdi TN x Zippidria) and Todd Minikus with VDL Excel, thus managing to surpass the wall in such a negligible height.
Although Emanuel Andrade completed a fluid participation in this class, this experience in his career to first time participation, no doubt left a good taste with the victory, where they were already protagonists in previous editions, both Kama Godek and Todd Minikus.