Eve Jobs secured her first victory at Grand Prix class for the Split Rock Jumping Tour closing, liquidating the Colombian rider Roberto Terán in extraordinary performance. (Photo © Taylor Pence Photography)
The 18-year-old American rider Eve Jobs, World No. 851, got her first Grand Prix victory, dominating the $130,000 CSI3* Grand Prix presented by Split Rock Farm and Ashland Stables, marking the end of Split Rock Jumping Tour week at Lexington.
With a total of 38 pairs competing on course designed by Olympic Guilherme Jorge from Brazil, only 8 of the competitors got their jump-off, where Eve Jobs accompanied by 10-year-old gelding Charleville (Quasimodo Z x Lancelot), completed her tour with first of two double clear round of the class in a time of 41.09 seconds, to secure 100 World Ranking points, in a very productive May month for the American rider, who got her first two FEI victories in Kentucky and who will no doubt be climbing important spots in the next measurement of the FEI World Ranking.
The representatives of Latino Ranking had good participation in the Grand Prix, being the most outstanding Roberto Terán of Colombia, occupying the second place like last double clear round next to 11-year-old gelding Il Rubicouri (Nabab de Reve x Heartbreaker) in time of 42.38 seconds. With the result Terán took 80 World Ranking points, looking for to climb some place in the Ranking, where it has dropped in past measurements. Also his fellowman Juan Manuel Gallego finished in seventh place with 11-year-old gelding Coulash van De Broy Z (Cadence VT Gelutt x Lys De Darmen) totaling 8 fouls in 54.33 seconds for its jump-off. The Mexican rider Eugenio Garza, accompanied by 16-year-old gelding Bariano (Jet-set-D x Skippy), ranked 11th with 4 fouls in 77.75 seconds, while Latino Ranking leader Samuel Parot of Chile was ranked 15th with 4 fouls in 79.42 seconds alongside 12-year-old gelding VDL Aberlino (Corland x Purioso).
Out of the points were Daniel Stransky of Venezuela in 22nd place accumulating 8 fouls, Santiago Lambre of Mexico in 24th position with the same amount of takedowns, as did Freddie Vazquez of Puerto Rico in 26th place. With 12 faults culminated place in a row Argentine Luis Pedro Biraben in 31st position, 32nd Ilan Bluman of Colombia and in 33rd place Ignacio Maurin of Argentina.