The Brazilian Jose Roberto Reynoso obtained the victory like last in the order of the tiebreaker overtaking to Margie Engle of United States. In highlighted the Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade and Paulo Santana of El Salvador with different rounds. (Photo © Sportfot)
The conclusion of the 2017 ESP Spring I at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL featured an exciting 18 pairs on Ken Krome’s course designed for the $35,000 Spring 1 Grand Prix and victory of Brazilian Jose Roberto Reynoso.
With 9 pairs in the jump-off, emotions were felt from start to finish in what was undoubtedly one of the most disputed tiebreaker rounds of the year, with 36.57 seconds Reynoso’s clear round, which would put definitive figures to competition. Presenting with 12-year-old mare Azrael W (Chin Chin x Voltaire), the winner was the ultimate in order to give more excitement, which would be a sign of his great debut this season in Wellington, where he already joined to win WEF’s tenth Grand Prix of the season and now the Olympic rider was claiming before the American rider Margie Engle.
In Engle’s case, she completed his round in 36.57 seconds with 8-year-old gelding Dicas (Diarado x Cassini I) to take second place, while the third was taken by Ailisch Cunniffe and 12-year-old gelding Baloucet 2 (Baloubet du Rouet x Cento) with a time of 36.83 seconds.
For the Latinos the best time of the tiebreaker was achieved by Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade with 16-year-old gelding U (Monaco x Calypso), stopping the clock in 34.01 seconds as the best time of the jump-off, but a demolition placed them in the sixth place. Same luck fought the Salvadoran Paulo Santana with 17-year-old gelding Taloubet (Baloubet du Rouet x Quidam de Revel) recorded a time of 34.62 seconds in the eighth position.