Lacey Gilbertson of United States got their first FEI victory, dominating the first class of 2017 Tryon Summer 2/TR & HC Charity CSI4* week. Santiago Lambre, Juan Manuel Gallego, Luis Pedro Biraben and Emanuel Andrade in the jump-off. (Photo © Sportfot)
The 2017 Tryon Summer 2/TR & HC Charity CSI4* week at the Tryon International Equestrian Center kicked off the first FEI victory for US rider Lacey Gilbertson.
Playing the $35,000 Suncast Commercial Welcome Stake CSI4* under course design by the Irishman Alan Wade, a total of 40 pairs animated the regular round, then gave way to the tiebreaker with 9 qualifiers, being Lacey Gilbertson next to the 10-year-old mare Baloppi the great winner, to take her first victory with a time of 35.02 seconds to add 50 World Ranking Poinsts, where she currently number 764 and her best result to present was a fifth place in the CSI5* week last year here at Tryon.
The fight to take the first place was not simple, a disputed jump-off with very tight times denoting the complicated of the class, being the second place French Olympic medalist Eric Navet, completing his court in 35.48 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Basimodo (Quasimodo Z x Codexco), while third place was taken by David Beisel of United States, recording a time of 35.86 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Call Me Hannes (Cassini II x Lasino).
The Latino Ranking had a lot of participation in the jump-off round, with the classification of Santiago Lambre, Juan Manuel Gallego, Luis Pedro Biraben and Emanuel Andrade. The best ranked was the Mexican rider Santiago Lambre, occupying the fourth place in 36.61 seconds with the 9-year-old mare Doloris (Harley VDL x Colorado D) securing 35 World Ranking Points. For his part the Colombian Juan Manuel Gallego finished sixth, presenting with the 11-year-old gelding Coulash van der Broy Z (Cadence VT Gelutt x Lys De Darmen) to represent the last double clear round of the class. Luis Pedro Biraben of Argentina knocked down a pole to finish in seventh place, in time of 39.51 seconds with the 8-year-old stallion Eres Tu and closed the jump-off round in ninth place Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade, with accumulated of 12 fouls in 38.87 seconds alongside the 12-year-old mare Dippsy. Out of the tiebreaker, but completing the Latinos who added FEI Ranking points was the Argentinean Gianni Gabrielli, with the 4 fastest faults of regular round in 69.40 seconds accompanied by the 9-year-old stallion Dimodo (Quasimodo Z x Calvados ) in 12th place.