The Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano gave another example of his speed and won the first class of the CSI5* Equita Lyon beating Irish rider Dermott Lennon. Yuri Mansur from Brazil fourth. (Photo © Psv Photo)
The Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano opened the €25,000 Region Auvergne Rhone-Alpes in two phases, the first FEI event of the CSI5* Equita Lyon week.
The class evaluated by Two Phases was led by Emanuele Gaudiano with his 11-year-old stallion Caspar (Berlin x Padarco 2) owned by Ugo Pisani, been his time of 31.81 seconds and securing 50 World Ranking Points.
With today’s result he added a new 2017 victory for Emanuele Gaudiano and surpassed the Irish rider Dermott Lennon, who finished second with the 12-year-old mare Fleur IV (Chatman x Darco) in a time of 32.86 seconds, while third place was occupied by famous French rider Penelope Leprevost with the 9-year-old stallion Urano de Cartigny (Diamant de Semilly x Double Espoir) in 33.30 seconds.
In the Latino and Pan American Ranking Yuri Mansur from Brazil completed his two phases in an excellent time of 33.78 seconds and finishing in fourth place, which guaranteed him 35 World Ranking Points with the 10-year-old gelding Inferno (Incolor x Italic des Salines).
The top 5 of this first class was completed by French rider Robin Muhr accompanied by the 9-year-old stallion Unforgettable Damvil (Corrado x Papillon Rouge) in 34.19 seconds.
While she was not on her best day in terms of results, the main reference of the Pan American Ranking in today’s class was the American rider Lauren Hough with the 14-year-old gelding Waterford (Coolcorron Cool Diamond x Julio Mariner XX), accumulating 9 fouls in its second phase to finish 41st.
Also participated by the Latino Ranking leader Pedro Veniss of Brazil occupying the 17th place with 13-year-old stallion Quabri de L’Isle (Kannan x Socrate de Chivre) recording 1 fault in the two phases, Carlos López from Colombia with the 12-year-old gelding Admara (Padinus x Murano) totaled 2 fouls in his two phases to finish 20th and also Colombian Rene Lopez, accumulated 5 fouls with the 11-year-old gelding Big Brother (Untouchable 27 x Gran Corrado) finishing in the 35th place.