Olympic medalist Eric Navet of France won the most important class of the week and take his first Grand Prix at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Ignacio Maurin of Argentina fourth in a great day for the South American. (Photo © Sportfot)
The great stage and undoubtedly one of the most impressive facilities for the show jumping, such as the Tryon International Equestrian Center, dressed up for the $216,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 4* contest and the resounding victory for French Olympic medalist Eric Navet.
Featuring with the 10-year-old gelding Catypso (Catoki x Calypso II), world champion Eric Navet left no room for his rivals, completing the complicated jump-off in 41.48 seconds, which was a course designed by Irishman Alan Wade, representing the only double clear round of the night and first Grand Prix victory for Navet at the George H Morris Stadium, which earned him 130 World Ranking Points.
The second place was the American young rider Hunter Holloway, demolishing a pole and totaling 4 fouls in 42.79 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding VDL Bravos S (Ephepe for Ever x Chellano Z), with which came from being sixth at last week’s Grand Prix. For her part, the most awarded in the short history of the TIEC in North Carolina, Kristen Vanderveen had to settle for the third position next to the 13-year-old gelding Bull Run’s Testify (Dollar du Murier x Oberon du Moullin), registering 4 fouls in 43.87 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking up to seven of its representatives obtained World Ranking Points, but who obtained the best figuration was the Argentine rider Ignacio Maurin, obtaining its pass to the jump-off next to the 13-year-old stallion Thriller P (Cardento x Lucky Light) owned by Stransky’s Mission Farms Inc, to finish fourth with 8 fouls, representing to him 80 FEI Ranking Points, and also allowed him to qualify for 2018 here at Tryon. The Mexican Santiago Lambre finished in sixth with the 4-faster faults in regular round, accompanied by the 9-year-old mare Doloris (Harley VDL x Colorado D).
Completed the group with points Paulo Stewart of Brazil in ninth place in course of 5 fouls with the 17-year-old gelding Allegro van de Donkhoeve (Mr. Blue x Robin Z), followed in eighth place by Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela next to the 11-year-old gelding Bonjovi (Verdi x Corland) with 8 fouls, the same amount as John Perez of Colombia, to escort the Venezuelan rider in the ninth in company of 16-year-old mare Utopia (Irrogando x Notaris). His fellowman Juan Manuel Gallego finished 13th with 8 fouls and Carlos Ramirez also from Colombia in 16th place with 9 fouls.