Polish rider Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski got the first victory for his country at CSIO5* Sopot, beating the Irishman Bertram Allen. Chloe Reid stood out for the Pan American Ranking. (Photo © Monika Chrzan)
Until the last day of the CSIO5* Sopot in Poland had to wait for a home rider to get the victory, with Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski managing to vibrate in front his crowd in the Medium Tour Accumulator.
With 69 pairs participating in a class that had up to 24 riders accumulating 65 points, the time was the fundamental factor to determine the winner, being 46.41 seconds the one brokered by Jaroslav Skrzyczynski with the 9-year-old mare Quintilla (Sanvaro x Baloubet du Rouet ) owned by Mariola Dyrek, with which the Polish rider would take 50 World Ranking Points.
Although it was the first victory for a rider from Poland, things would not be so simple, when the second place was occupied by the Irishman Bertram Allen, who was only 20 hundredths of a second above the winner, time that he got with the 9-year-old stallion GK Casper (Canto x Quantum) owned by Ballywalter Farm, being escorted by Tim Wilks of Great Britain in third with a time of 47.04 seconds along with the 13-year-old gelding Quelbora Merze (Tarzan of Beaulieu x If of Merze) and fourth place was won by Aniek Poels of the Netherlands, scoring 47.44 seconds on the 11-year-old mare Cosma Go R (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot).
For the Pan-American Ranking American rider Chloe Reid stood out, finishing in fifth place with accumulated of 65 points and 48.06 seconds along with the 10-year-old mare Sally (Salito x Werther). Reed Keesler for her hands, completed in 48.23 seconds to finished eighth with the 12-year-old mare KS Stakki (Stakkato Gold x Silvio I).
The only representative of Latino Ranking was Cassio Rivetti of Brazil, did not get a good presentation with the 11-year-old stallion Lagerfeld (Lauterbach x Calvaro), accumulating 48 points in 47.40 seconds, a result that left him in a distant 37th place.