American victory of Jonathan McCrea, the Venezuelan rider 7/100 of a second behind the winner, place in second in close fight for the jump-off made in Tryon International Equestrian Center. (Photo © tumundoecuestre.com).
In what marked the beginning of the last week of summer in Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina, it was held the $ 34,000 Suncast Open Welcome at height of 1.50m and designed court by the Mexican Florencio Hernández.
A total of 37 pairs were presented in the George H. Morris Arena to find the first points for the FEI Ranking CSI3* week, where 16 competitors who return to started the jump-off, ensuring all get points with a maximum 50 for the winner.
The Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade number 123 of the world on his 9 years gelding Bon Jovi (Verdi x Corland), classify the jump-off and entering penultimate to search dethrone tip the American rider Jonathan McCrea and Special Lux (Lux x Coiller Mor Hill) that had marked the test time in 32.485 seconds.
Holding fast to a good strategy presented his second, Andrade and knowing the route after passing with Clouwni (Colman x Zarras) knocking a stick, looked short as the leader turns, leaving all in the final jump and the need to seek the board to determine the winner of the same, so both routes adjusted. For the Venezuelan rider was a good start to the week by finishing second in time of 32.523 seconds, only 7/100 of a second behind McCrea which was 45 points led the World Ranking.
The third place was for the American rider Meagan Nusz and Sri Aladdin (Quasimodo Z x Burggraaf) who practically stamped in the sand exactly two fields, and she would take care to occupy the fourth place too with Dynamo (Skippy II x Lis De Darmen) on his first course in 33.324 seconds and 33.405 seconds in the other. To close the five best proof that gave $ 11.220 to the winner, Kimberly Prince and MRI Bella Baloubet (Baloubet Du Rouet x Landadel) in time of 34.189 seconds occupy the final spot for the highlights of the evening.
Candice King and Pan American gold medalist in 2011 Christine McCrea United States saw action also getting finishing in position 6 and 7.