The third class of the CSI 4* CP National Horse Show of Kentucky had with accumulated of 65 points and time of 50.02 seconds to the American rider Leslie Howard like winner, again cutting the possibility to the Irish Richie Moloney. (Photo © Archive)
The American rider Leslie Howard took the win at the $35,000 Salamander Hotel & Resort for the third day at the CSI 4* CP National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky.
Evaluated by Art. 269.5 of the FEI, the class that consists of adding points accumulated in the jumps of the course plus a Joker, allowed Howard a total of 65 points in 50.02 seconds, with 8-years-old mare Donna Speciale (Cavalier x Concorde) owned by Laure Sudreau-Rippe & Peter Howard, beating the great star of the week Richie Moloney from Ireland.
Moloney for his part that came from winning the first FEI class of the week and now to add two second places, completed his field with the same accumulated of 65 points in 50,29 seconds, counting again with the company of the 14-years-old gelding Slieveanorra (Voltaire x Flagmount Diamond) owned by Equinimity Llc.
With the first 10 places totaling the same amount of 65 points, time was the deciding factor where three American riders completed the Top 5 of the race, led by Georgina Bloomberg and the 11-years-old mare Manodie II H (Carthago x Zeus) in the third place with time of 52.01 seconds, the fourth position was of Kristen Vanderveen and the 12-years-old gelding Bull Run’s Testify in 54,81 seconds, while the fifth place was of Paige Johnson and 11-years-old gelding Luke Skywalker (Lord Pezi vs. Sandro Song) recording 56.18 seconds.
The leader of the Pan American Ranking, number 3 of the world and better seeded of the competition McLain Ward, closed the group with accumulated of 65 points in the tenth place in a high time of 66.65 seconds with the 9-years-old mare Tina la Boheme (Calvaro x. Pierreville Arpege).