South African rider Govett Triggol take his first FEI victory in the continuation of CSI2* Oliva Nova in Spain, beating German rider Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann. (Photo © 1clicphoto.com)
Historic day for South African rider Govett Triggol at CSI2* Oliva Nova of the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour, who take his first FEI victory.
World number 1879 Govett Triggol surprised several of the favorite riders at €24,600 Gold 4 – 2Ph 1.45m, when he set the fastest time in 36.07 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Wolke 334 (Quinar x Acord II), representing 50 World Ranking Points where only accumulates to date 34 points.
Being a very special day for the South African rider Govett Triggol to take his first FEI victory, he marked a lead of 31 hundredths of a second against the German world number 82 Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann next to the 9-year-old gelding Soccero 2 (Singulord Joter x Casall), remaining definitely in second place. For his part, the home rider Alberto Marquez Galobardes of Spain was close in 36.49 seconds occupying the third place, accompanied by the 9-year-old gelding Devil D. To Jo Pe Hoeve (Quasimodo Z x Quattro).
For the Pan American Ranking only American rider Emily Short was able to complete her Two Phases in 8 fouls and 37.16 seconds alongside 11-year-old gelding Beaumont W/V (Ukato x Corland) ranking 15th.
Passing to the Latino Ranking did not have the same luck and were out of the points, when their leader Pedro Veniss of Brazil knocked down a pole in his first phase with the 10-year-old stallion Tresor de Varende (Esprit de Conquete x Apple de River), registering 4 fouls in 46.65 seconds finishing 26th. His countryman Caio Carvalho Filho totaled the same fouls in 48.65 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Sun Flower du Theil (Allegreto x Quidam de Revel) in 35th position.