Kevin Staut of France was unbeatable at home for second date of the CSI5* Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show beating the Spaniard rider Sergio Alvarez Moya. Laura Kraut tenth and Enrique Gonzalez best Latino in 14th place. (Photo © LonginesAOHS)
The continuation of the CSI5* Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show in St. Tropez had home rider Kevin Staut as unbeatable figure, after setting the lead in the tiebreaking round with 11-year-old mare Ayade de Septon and HDC (Wandor Van de Mispelaere x Belle D’avril du Mazy) owned by Haras Des Coudrettes.
Today being the main French world reference of show jumping by Kevin Staut, World No. 8 completed its round in 42.66 seconds securing 100 FEI Ranking points, maintaining the clear dominion by the house riders until the date. In what was undoubtedly a very exciting final, the second place was the Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya, recording a time of 42.91 seconds with 9-year-old gelding Iron Man 111 (Chatman x Capitol I), followed by Olivier Philippaerts of Belgium in third place with 10-year-old mare Goederrde Henna (Argentinus x Heartbreaker) in 43.50 seconds, while Italian Alberto Zorzi completed the last double clear round of the class in fourth place, scoring a time of 45.54 seconds next to 11-year-old gelding MHS Going Global (Quidam Junior I x Cavalier Royale).
The rest of the tie-breakers were World No. 3 Daniel Deusser of Germany, best seeded with 4 fouls in 43.24 seconds, Briton Ben Maher accumulated 6 fouls in 51.44 seconds in sixth and seventh place was Niels Bruynseels from Belgium with 8 fouls in 47.54 seconds.
For Latino Ranking Enrique González of Mexico managed to score World Ranking points in 14th place, completing his regular round in 4 fouls and 77.51 seconds with 13-year-old gelding Quilebo du Tillard (For Pleasure x Quat’sous). The other participant was the Colombian rider Carlos López, who also finished in 4 fouls, but his time was 79.98 seconds with 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall) in 20th place.
Going to Pan American Ranking and finishing with the best location was the American rider Laura Kraut, performing with 14-year-old mare Whitney (Indoctro x Concorde) to finish tenth in 4 fouls and 75.37 seconds.