The 17-year-old Briton Harry Charles surprised in the speed class to get his first FEI victory beating his fellowman William Funnell. Participants of Michael Hughes, Lauren Hough and Teddy Volck like the best for Pan American Ranking and by the Latinos Rodrigo Pessoa and Eugenio Garza. (Photo © bolesworthinternational.com)
The British rider Harry Charles entered before last in the star order to stop the clock in an unbeatable 53.22 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Controe (Wender R x Iroko), to surprise and to add 50 World Ranking Points, representing his first FEI victory.
Counting only with 17-year-old and occupying the 818 place of the FEI World Ranking, the junior British promise obtained an impeccable round in a course designed by the Irishman Alan Wade, surpassing a group of 65 pairs in his first 1,45m victory.
They followed the winner to complete top 5 ranked British William Funnell in second place with the 14-year-old gelding Billy Angelo (Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve x Kroongraaf) in 53.52 seconds, only 30 cents slower, while Belgian rider Francois Jr Mathy finished in 53.84 seconds with the 12-year old gelding Falco Van de Clehoeve (Quickfeuer Van Koekshof x Fellini) in third place, fourth was Chloe Aston of Great Britain registering a time of 54.04 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Amigo T (Padinus x Achill) and fifth place Billy Twomey of Ireland, achieving a time of 54.10 seconds accompanied by the 8-year-old gelding Kimba Flamenco (Je T’aime Flamenco x Heartbreaker).
No chance of points culminated the different representatives of Pan American Ranking and Latino Ranking, where the Americans Michael Hughes with Jackson Vd Bishop (Flipper D´elle x Nabab De Reve), Lauren Hough with Cornet 39 (Cornet Obolensky x Caletto I) and Teddy Vlock with Charly Brown (Diamant De Semilly x Burggraaf) took the 18th, 21st and 22nd place, while for the Latinos Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil appeared, recording a time of 62.92 seconds in the 23rd position with Chaganus (Chacco-Blue x Carthago) and Eugenio Garza of Mexico demolished two poles to finish in 51st place with Empire van Wuitenshof (Malito De Reve x Alme).