American Mandy Porter commanded the Qualification for the Grand Prix of the CSI3*-W Del Mar, beating Canadian rider Ben Asselin. (Photo © Alden Corrigan Media)
American rider Mandy Porter maintained her good moment in California, adding a new victory in the $36,500 Grand Prix Qualifier.
Standing out in previous weeks with victories and good positions in different classes, Mandy Porter managed to command a group of 54 pairs that animated the first class of CSI3*-W Del Mar.
Moving to the jump-off round in a course designed by Irishman Alan Wade, American rider Mandy Porter stopped the clock in 39.41 seconds with the 12-year-old stallion Coral Reef Follow me II (For Pleasure by Sandro) to take 50 World Ranking Points and surpass Canadian rider Ben Asselin by 53 hundredths of a second.
Achieving only lowering the 40-second barrier by Mandy Porter and Ben Asselin with the 11-year-old mare Wahrhaftige CR (Clearway x Coronado), the double clear round extended to sixth place, but ended up in the Top 5 Adrienne Sternlicht from the United States in third place with the 12-year-old gelding Toulago (Toulon x Carthago Z) in time of 40.56 seconds, fourth place was Keean White of Canada in 40.68 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Corette (Lupicor x Clinton) and fifth place Californian Richard Spooner accompanied by 10-year-old gelding Chatinus (Chacco-Blue x Argentinus) in 41.47 seconds.
In the Latino Ranking Mexican rider Enrique González finished in ninth place, since it allowed him to add World Ranking Points with the 10-year-old mare Chacna (Chacco-Blue x Narew XX), completing his tiebreaker in 4 fouls and 40.81 seconds. Also participated, but being out of the points Michelle Rodal of Mexico with the 14-year-old stallion Darius de la Ferme Rose (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Gotspe) occupying the 24th position in 5 fouls, John Pérez of Colombia accumulated 16 fouls in the 46th box with the 16-year-old mare Utopia (Irrogando x Notaris) in 72.59 seconds and Everardo Hegewisch Diaz Infante of Mexico, opted for the retirement with his 9-year-old gelding Ircos IV (Nabab de Reve x Echo de Thurin).