The American rider Eve Jobs was impeccable to add a new and surprising victory in Great Britain by beating home riders Julie Andrews and William Funnell. (Photo © Bolesworth International Horse Show)
The surprising American rider Eve Jobs was impeccable in the €24,820 Country Frog speed class to stop the clock in 68.17 seconds at CSI4* Balesworth International.
With its fourth FEI victory, Eve Jobs added 50 World Ranking Points with the 10-year-old gelding Charleville (Quasimodo Z x Lancelot), being the difference between first to the quarter place of 46 hundredths of a second. For second place Julie Andrews of Great Britain recorded a time of 68.32 seconds with the 14-year-old gelding Wilando B (Oklund x Topas), followed in third by also British William Funnell accompanied by the 14-year-old gelding Billy Angelo (Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve x Kroongraaf) in time of 68.40 seconds and for the fourth place British rider Robert Smith in 68.63 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Bavi (Balou du Rouet x Caretino).
Eve Jobs, currently ranked 469th in FEI World Ranking, cut the British rush in the final standings, where they occupied six of the first eight places.
For the Latino Ranking Mexican Eugenio Garza totaled 4 fouls in 74.11 seconds, finishing in the 21st place with the 9-year-old gelding Armani SI Z (Asca Z x Cumano) out of the points. The three-time Brazilian World Cup winner Rodrigo Pessoa, was running less fortunate to complete his course in 13 fouls with 9-year-old Chaganus (Chacco-Blue x Carthago) in 51st place. For pan American Ranking Molly Ashe finished in ninth place, was the only one with Ranking Points net to the 16-year-old gelding Pjotter Van de Zonnehoeve (Padinus x Emilion). One of the best seed of the class Lauren Hough from United States, completed de round in 11 fouls and 95,69 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Cornet 39 (Cornet Obolensky x Caletto I).