The class deferred by bad weather on last Saturday, winner by Dutch Henk Van de Pol the second place was Joe Whitaker of Great Britain and third Manuel Fernandez Saró of Spain. Dayro Arroyave of Colombia the best latino. (Photo © Moises Basallote)
The Small Grand Prix of the XXIII Sunshine Tour 2017 postponed due to bad weather last Saturday, today had as winner the Dutchman Henk Van de Pol and 12-year-old gelding Flugel van T Palmenhof (Triomphe de muze x Feinschitt I van de Richter), after completing their jump-off in 32.61 seconds to earn 50 World Ranking points.
The second position was of the British Joe Whitaker with 10-year-old mare Lavarno, obtaining a time of 33.54 points and the third place was taken by house rider Manuel Fernandez Saró in a time of 34.19 seconds with 9-year-old gelding Devotion (Calvaro Z x Caletto I).
A total of 3 riders from the Latino Ranking managed to win FEI Ranking points with their results, with Colombian Dayro Arroyave being the best placed in the 10th position with 9-year-old gelding Uppercut Libellule (Jarnac SF x Papillon Rouge) accumulating 8 fouls in the jump-off. Chilean Uri Rosenzwieg with 9-year-old gelding Upper (Diamant de Semilly x Nadir di San Patrignano) exceeded the time allowed in the regular round, being out of the jump-off with 1 foul in the 12th position and the Brazilian Karina Johannpeter escorted him in 13th place with 12-year-old stallion Lucero LS La Silla (Dollar of the Pierre x Accord II), being the fastest field of 4 faults in the regular round, while the American representative of the Pan American Ranking Reed Kessler occupied the 16th place with 10-year-old mare Tradition de La Roque (Kannan x Oberon Du Moulin). Out of the points were Jose Alfredo Hernandez of Mexico in 35th position and the Brazilian Pedro Veniss in the 40th place.