Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano repeated in speed class and won the Hola Trophy for the CSI5*-W Madrid Horse Week second day. (Photo © Manuel Queimadelos / Oxer Sport)
Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano repeated in speed class to win the Hola Trophy on CSI5*-W Madrid Horse Week second day.
To mark the second day’s beginning and third FEI event of the week, Emanuele Gaudiano added his second victory, both in speed class and with his same 8-year-old mare Carlotta (Chaccomo x Cento) owned by Equita Kft, stopping the clock at 55.20 seconds.
With today’s result the Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano took another 50 World Ranking Points, surpassing a group of 45 pairs that animated the Hola Trophy on course designed by Spaniard Javier Trenor, overcoming the hard bones of gnawing that were the Dutch riders, occupying from second to fourth place.
The second place was held by world number 5 Maikel van der Vleuten in time of 56.07 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding VDL Groep Quatro (Quaprice Bois Margot x Caletto I), followed in third by Marc Houtzager accompanied by the 11-year-old mare Sterrehof’s Bylou (Phin Phin x Niveau) in 56.98 seconds and fourth place Eric van der Vleuten marked a time of 57.21 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Zigali PS (Kigali x Palfrenier).
The top five classifiers were completed by Julien Epaillard of France with 9-year-old gelding Usual Suspect d’Auge (Jarnac x Papillon Rouge), recording a time of 57.24 seconds.
For Latino Ranking Carlos López of Colombia finished in sixth place, marking a good pace with his 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall) and his time was 57.62 seconds, which ensured 30 Ranking World Points.
Out of the points by Latinos were Yuri Mansur of Brazil ranked 21st with the 10-year-old gelding Inferno (Incolor (old) x Italic des Salines) in a field of 4 fouls and 57.56 seconds, same fouls by Rene Lopez of Colombia with the 13-year-old gelding Con Dios III (Colman x Romino) in 64.20 seconds to finish 24th and 8 fouls in 37th place finished Brazilian rider Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho, next to the 11-year-old mare Berdina (Untouchable x Naturel). Finally, and as part of the Pan American Ranking American rider Reed Kessler finished 38th with the 9-year-old gelding Up des Chaines (Ideal of the Loge x Cento) in 8 fouls.