The American rider Eve Jobs waited more than 1 year to add her second FEI victory. Santiago Lambre, Eugenio Garza and Samuel Parot within the points. (Photo © Shawn McMillan)
For second FEI day of the CSI3* Kentucky Spring Horse Shows in Lexington, had the big surprise by young rider of 18-year-old Eve Jobs, who won her second FEI event, dominating the tiebreaking round at $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic.
Being the first class of a total of seven in Hagyard Series Challenge, a year-by-year tradition at Kentucky Horse Park, the American rider Eve Jobs driving 10-year-old gelding Charleville (Quasimodo Z x Lancelot), completed in 34.71 seconds his tiebreaker round, among 16 ranked pairs of 66 who started the regular round, achieving a small advantage of 14 hundredths of a second against New Zealander rider Sharn Wordlery. With the result Eve Jobs added 50 World Ranking points, while Wordley accompanied by 12-year-old stallion Rye val of Mai (Helios de La Cour II x Type D’Elle) obtained 45 points in time of 34.85 seconds.
To complete Top 5, three American riders take charge with Abigail McArdle in third place in time of 34.94 seconds with 15-year-old gelding Cade (Heartbreaker x Darco), fourth place for Catherine Tyree in 34.96 seconds with 11-years-old gelding Catungee (Contact Me x Liatos) and fifth place was Margie Engle recording a time of 35.15 seconds with 13-year-old stallion Royce (Cafe Au Lait x Grandilot).
Going to Latino Ranking the best placed was Santiago Lambre of Mexico in tenth position, being the last double clear round of the night with 9-year-old stallion Ibabco (Nabab de Reve x Darco), his fellowmen Eugenio Garza demolished a pole in 35.96 seconds to be in 12th place alongside 9-year-old gelding Victer Finn DH Z (Va Vite x Stakkato) and Latino Ranking leader’s Samuel Parot of Chile, finished in 15th and 16th place, being eliminated in the jump-off with Citizenguard Taalex (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Alexa) and forcing his non-assist to jump-off with Atlantis (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L).
Out of the FEI Ranking points by Latinos were Juan Manuel Gallego of Colombia in 21st place with 2 fouls, Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo with 4 fouls in 29th position as Gustavo Prato of Argentina in 30th and Ilan Bluman of Colombia in box 32nd, Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela in 33rd place with 5 fouls, Ramiro Quintana of Argentina was 35th with 5 fouls as well, while Venezuelan rider Pablo Barrios in 43rd position and Paulo Stewart of Brazil accumulated 8 fouls each.