Overcoming a tough group of four Britons who escorted him on a first-come, Italian adds a very important victory in the 2015 season in the framework of the Olympia London International Horse Show. (Photo © olympiahorseshow.com)
With a total of 36 participants the main competition of the day and victory for the Italian rider Emanuele Guadiano, who managed to break the trend set by individual riders home, this time to take the Longines FEI World Cup was conducted at a 1,60mts height.
Gaudiano presented with the 10-years old gelding Admara (Padinus x Murano), commanding the 17 jump-off classified with the first double clear of 8 in total there were in time of 36.20 seconds, nearly one second ahead of Ben Maher, a result which earned him not only Maher distance, but also Michael Whitaker, the world No. 1 Scott Brash and Guy Williams, as was outlined in a clear domination by the British.
Maher for second place on the 10 years-old mare Diva II (Kannan x Berlioz) performed its route in 37.15 seconds, while third place was Michael Whitaker and the horse Viking (Jacomar x Almox Prints) a 10 years-old gelding owned by Miss M Braybrooke.
The fourth and fifth were Scott Brash and mare Hello M’lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet) with a time of 37.49 seconds, followed by Guy Williams and 15-years old Titus (Lancelot x Rex Magna) who set slate 37.74 seconds.