Belgium’s Jerome Guery take the Longines Global Champions Tour final victory at Chantilly beating Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca. Laura Kraut third and Yuri Mansur sixth. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The last FEI event of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Chantilly was won by Belgian rider Jerome Guery.
After classifying 8 riders to the jump-off, Jerome Guery with the 15-year-old stallion Papillon Z (Perhaps v.Berkenbroeck x San Patrignano Cassini) got the fastest time in 34.81 seconds to secure 80 World Ranking Points and to surpass the world number 3 Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca, who completed his course in 35.47 seconds with 11-year-old Stephex Stables’s Limestone Gray.
The perfect courses continued to fourth place, but it was the American Olympic medalist Laura Kraut who took the third position next to the 14-year-old mare Whitney (Indoctro x Concorde) owned by St Brides Farm, recording a time of 36.81 seconds, while Marc Dilasser of France was in charge of the last double clear round with the 10-year-old gelding Clifton Belesbat (Clinton x Halando II vdWatering) in 36.99 seconds.
For the Pan American Ranking and closing the top five riders of the final class was the American Lauren Hough with the 12-year-old mare Adare (Royal Bravour x Burggraaf) getting a time of 37.89 seconds with 4 fouls.
Going to the Latino Ranking Yuri Mansur of Brazil occupied the sixth place with the 13-year-old mare Unita Ask (Corrado I x Caretino), result that allowed him to add 45 World Ranking Points to be the most outstanding Latino.