The young American rider Katherine Dinan did not give in the jump-off against the Salvadoran Paulo Santana, being the difference of 48 hundredths of a second. (Photo © AlCookPhoto.com)
The young American rider Katherine Dinan did not give in to the $40,000 Pennsylvania National Big Jump, first class of the CSI3* Harrisburg.
Always cheering at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, today the young Katherine Dinan knew how to correctly dose her 12-year-old gelding Dougie Douglas (VDL Douglas x High Roller) and without yielding to her closest rival, secured 50 World Ranking Points with her victory, completing the jump-off round in 33.28 seconds.
After completing a regular round with 39 pairs on course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal, Katherine Dinan scored an adjusted advantage of 48 hundredths of a second against the Salvadoran rider Paulo Santana and his 17-year-old gelding Taloubet (Baloubet du Rouet x Quidam de Revel).
Being the best representative of the Latino Ranking, Paulo Santana managed to add 45 World Ranking Points with his second position and registering a time of 33.60 seconds for his jump-off round, which also allowed him to surpass the British rider Ben Maher with a narrow margin next to the 14-year-old stallion Tic Tac (Clinton x Darco), who completed his presentation in 33.84 seconds.
The top five in the first class of the CSI3* Harrisburg were completed by Canada’s Nicole Walker in fourth place with the 12-year-old stallion Falco van Spkeveld (Toulon x Lys De Darmen) in 35.76 seconds and last double clear round among the 11 riders classifying for the jump-off was American Callan Solem in fifth place with the 14-year-old gelding VDL Wizard (Gentleman x Ahorn) in 35.82 seconds.
On this occasion the last year class winner Samuel Parot of Chile and former Latino Ranking Leader, could not defend his title by knocking down a pole in his regular round with the 9-year-old gelding Dazzle White (Calvino Z x Narcos II), completing his journey in 4 fouls and time of 61.43 seconds, leaving him located in 24th place.