Lucas Porter of the United States obtained the victory in its first Grand Prix by defeating the German pair of Otmar Eckermann and Katrin Eckermann. André Freire from Brazil best latino. (Photo © peelbergen.eu)
The conclusion of the CSI 2* Kronenberg at the Equestrian Center in Peelbergen in the Netherlands, served to give the first Grand Prix victory for the young American rider Lucas Porter current World Number 248.
Counting with 19-years-old, Lucas Porter obtained its classification to the jump-off with 13 more rider, after passing a regular round with 60 pairs registered in a course designed by Kris van Gelder of Netherlands. Registering a time of 37.60 seconds with the 13-year-old B Once Z (Baloubet du Rouet x Lavaletto) owned by Sleepy P Ranch, the winner got 50 World Ranking Points, in what was the second FEI victory in his career, but undoubtedly today, the most important being able to overcome several of the best riders of the world.
The class that was very tight jump-off, finished 21 hundredths of a second more slow by German Otmar Eckermann in second place, completing his field in 37.81 seconds with the 9-year-old stallion Coco Bongo Boy (Cassini Boy Junior x Kigali), being escorted by his daughter Katrin Eckermann in third place registering a time of 38.33 seconds with the 9-year-old mare Dalien Sally RP (C-Indoctro x Lupicor).
The best seeded of the class was the American Olympic medalist Laura Kraut World Number 16, finishing in sixth place with the 8-year-old gelding Curious George (Codex One x Dutch Capitol) marking a time of 40.05 seconds. Also for the Pan American Ranking Alise Oken tie in the 7th place with Hitchcock Vd Broekkant (Canturo x Heartbreaker) in 41.74 seconds to earn World Ranking Points.
For the Latino Ranking Brazilian rider André Freire was the most outstanding with a field of 4 fouls in 88.95 seconds, next to the 11-year-old gelding Brownboy (Darandasj van de Heide x Onze Fons) to finish in 29th.