Young British rider Emily Moffitt grew up at the close of Autumn MET 2017 first week and took the win by beating Marie Hecart of France. (Photo © 1clicphoto.com)
Young rider Emily Moffitt added a new victory in her short career, growing at the €30,000 Grand Prix presented by Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort.
Marking the close of the CSI2* Autumn MET 2017 first week, the 19-year-old Emily Moffitt was the first ranked to the jump-off round after completing a regular round by 48 pairs and joining next to the British other 13 riders, but none could liquidate the executed by the winner from the beginning.
The course designed by German Frank Rothenberger left a series of interesting questions and several short distances, where the riders had to demand their qualities and Emily Moffitt with her 11-year-old gelding Galip (Nonstop x Feo), followed closely the instructions from his trainer Ben Maher to stopped the clock in 47.17 seconds adding her fifth FEI victory.
With four clear rounds in the tiebreaker, the second place was French rider Marie Hecart with the 8-year-old mare Vahinee (Lauterbach x Darco) recording a time of 47.86 seconds, third place for South African Govett Triggol with the 11-year-old mare Wolfe 334 (Quinar x Accord II) in 49.71 seconds and the last double clea round was for Niklaus Schurtenberger of Switzerland, accompanied by 13-year-old gelding Quasimodo VII (Quidam’s Rubin x Fuerstengold) in 50.36 seconds.
The best time at the jump-off was for Frenchman Harold Boisset, who finished in fifth place with the 11-year-old mare Quolita Z (Quasimodo Z x Ramiro) in 43.26 seconds, but knocked down a pole that left them with no chance.
For the Latino Ranking its two representatives entered within the World Ranking Points, being the best located Caio Carvalho Filho of Brazil in sixth place with the 11-year-old mare Sun Flower du Theil (Allegreto x Quidam of Revel) in field of 4 fouls and 45.04 seconds for his tiebreaker. Meanwhile the Latino Ranking Leader Pedro Veniss, also participated in the jump-off and demolishing a pole for 4 fouls, but a little slower in 49.82 seconds with the ten-year-old stallion Tresor de veranda (Esprit de Conquete x Apple de River) remaining in ninth place.