Jerome Guery of Belgium added a new victory in the LGCT, being now Cannes the host surpassing the house rider Patrice Delaveau. Eduardo Menezes within the points. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The first day of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Cannes concluded with a new victory for the Belgian rider Jerome Guery, also signifying the first competition of the Global Champions League, where Guery led his St. Tropez Pirates.
The class that counted on the participation of 55 pairs, was conformed by a regular round and a jump-off, being Jerome Guery next to the 11-year-old stallion Garfield of Tiji Des Templiers (Quasimodo Z x Goldspring de Lauzelle) the fastest in 37.26 seconds to securing 100 World Ranking Points. The second place was for the home rider Patrice Delaveau in time of 37.40 seconds accompanied by the 12-year-old gelding Aquila HDC (Ovidius x Bollvorm’s Lauriston).
The Top 5 was complete by Eric van de Vleuten of Netherlands in third place, with a time of 40.05 seconds next to the 11-year-old mare Wunschkind 19 (Casall x Caletto I), fourth place was Frenchman Roger Yves Bost “Bosty” in 40.31 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Sydney une Prince (Baloubet du Rouet x Alfa D’Elle) and Britain’s Ben Maher took fifth place totaling 4 fouls in 39.05 second with the 9-year-old gelding Don Vito (Quaprice Z x Jus de Pomme).
For Latino and Pan American Ranking only Eduardo Menezes of Brazil managed to score FEI Ranking Points, occupying the 14th place with the 10-year-old stallion Chacgrano (Chacco-Blue x Grannus) in field of 4 foul and 79.50 seconds. Carlos Lopez of Colombia finished 36th, accumulating 9 fouls with the 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall).