Frenchman Kevin Staut showed the way in the jump-off for his first win of CSIO5* Guijon 2017 beating Dutchman Jur Vrieling (Photo © PDM Gijón)
World number 3 Kevin Staut of France won the €62,000 Oqueno Trophy at CSIO5* Gijon 2017 to beat Dutchman Jur Vrieling.
The second FEI class of the week on course designed by Avelino Rodríguez Miravalles had a total of 8 riders classified in the jump-off, where Kevin Staut brought out his class with the 12-year-old gelding For Joy van’t Zorgvliet HDC (For Pleasure x Heartbreaker) owned by Haras des Coudrettes and stopped the clock in 48.41 seconds.
As the best present French rider, Kevin Staut had a 93-cent second advantage over Dutchman Jur Vrieling, who could do nothing at such a flawless display, completing his jump-off round in 49.38 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Zypern III (Casall x Coriano), while the last double clear round of the class was for Catherine Van Roosbroeck of Belgium finishing in third place, next to the 11-year-old stallion Gautcho Da Quinta (Cicero Z van Paemel x Upsilon vd Heffinck) in time of 49.99 seconds.
For Pan American Ranking Reed Kessler of the United States finished with the fastest jump-off round in 46.51 seconds accompanied by Cos I Can (Olympic Lux x Harlequin du Carel) owned by Iron Works Partners, but knocked down a pole that ended up placing in sixth place. Canadian rider Chirs Pratt also scored points in 14th place with the 10-year-old gelding Concorde (Vaillant x Concorde) in a field of 4 fouls and 77.51 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Federico Fernandez from Mexico finished in 18th place in a good presentation of 4 faults and 78.56 seconds with the 9-year-old stallion Pegasso (Cassini I x Contender), to be the most outstanding by latinos. Distant in the final standing was followed by Dayro Arroyave of Colombia in the 36th place in a field of 8 fouls along with the 9-year-old gelding Uciano de la Botte (Luccianno x Arpege Pierreville) and Mexicans Jose Alfredo Hernandez Ortega with the 11-year-old mare Grupo Prom Rahmannshof Before (Tenerife VDL x Matterhorn) in 43rd position accumulating 10 fouls and Patricio Pasquel with the 10-year-old gelding Babel (Billy du Lys x High Flyer) in the 45th place with 12 fouls.