Without major problems the American rider and leader of the Pan-American Ranking liquidated his rivals by getting a 5-second lead in the tiebreaker. Pedro Veniss of Brazil in the 25th position. (Photo © Hippo Foto-Dirk Caremans)
The leader of the Pan American Ranking and number 4 of the world Kent Farrington of the United States, obtained the comfortable victory in the dispute of Credit Suisse Grand Prix of the CSI 5* Geneva.
Introduced with 9-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) owned by Farrington & R.C.G. Farm, the winner scored 37.03 seconds achieving a crushing 5-second lead over his closest rival, Jerome Guery of Belgium.
Representing 130 World Ranking points the first place for Farrington, begins the month of December with a good amount of digits, while Guery owns the second place with the 10-year-old gelding Grand Cru van Rozenberg (Malito de Reve x Heartbreaker) took 110 World Ranking Points by completing their tiebreaker in 42.10 seconds.
In a real star fight, third place was for former world No. 1 Scott Brash of Great Britain with the 10-year-old mare Hello M’Lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet), marking the fastest time of the jump-off in 36.73 seconds but down a pole to total 4 fouls, like the German Daniel Deusser, world number 3, who stopped the clock in 37.99 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Sweet de Beaufour (Diamond of Semilly x Kannan).
The Top five finishers concluded with US Olympic medalist McLain Ward and 10-year-old mare HH Azur (Thunder v. Zuuthoeve x Sir Lui v. Zuuthoeve) owned by Double H Farm & Francois Mathy to score 70 FEI World Ranking points on the field of 4 fouls and 38.17 seconds.
For the Latin delegation the Brazilian Pedro Veniss was his only representative completing his regular round in 5 fouls and 65.19 seconds with the 12-year-old stallion Quabri de l’Isle (Kannan x Socrate de Chivre), remaining out of the FEI Ranking points in the 25th position.
The world number 1 and best seeded Christian Ahlmann of Germany exceeded the agreed time in the regular round, being penalized with 1 foul on his clear round with the 12-year-old stallion Epleaser van’t Heike (For Pleasure x Nabab of Reve).