Little and Clearwater took victory with just 28 hundredths of a second over yesterday’s winner Jessica Springsteen. Samuel Parot of Chile finished in the third place being the most outstanding by the Latinos. (Photo © ManciniPhotos)
The second day of the Holiday & Horses CSI 4* in Wellington was dominated again by an American rider, being the protagonist Marilyn Little when completing its round of tiebreaker in time of 36,14 seconds.
Attaining a lead of only 28 hundredths of a second, Little in the company of 9-year-old gelding Clearwater (Clearway x Come On) owned by Karen O’Connor, led the jump-off that was conformed by 16 classified, surpassing the winner of yesterday Jessica Springsteen owns the second position.
In the case of Jessica ended in 36.42 seconds with 9-year-old mare Tiger Lily (Balou du Rouet x Domino) owned by Stone Hill Farm, to get two good results on days in a row, leaving in the third place for the Chilean Samuel Parot.
For Parot who led the Latin Ranking for four months, now escorts the Brazilian Cassio Rivetti, but with a very close advantage. He managed to take important World Ranking points with his performance today and 13-year-old gelding Atlantis (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L) owned by Parot and recording 37.13 seconds on his jump-off run.
The Latinos continued to excel for this second day, being escorted the Chilean by Eduardo Menezes of Brazil in the fourth place, setting a time of 37.61 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Quintol (Quintender x Cento) owned by Menezes and Lewitz Gestuet. For the eighth position Venezuelan Angel Karolyi with 15-year-old gelding Uitteraard (Numero Uno x Burggraaf) owned by Stransky’s Mission Farms Inc., stopped the clock in 39.61 seconds, being the last of the Latin delegation that managed to score FEI Ranking points.
Out of the points, only one pole in the regular round was Pablo Barrios of Venezuela in the 24th place and Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo in 26th. With 8 fouls followed the Puerto Rican Freddie Vazquez of 37th place and Mexican Eugenio Garza ranked 39th, completing the group Paulo Santana of El Salvador with 12 fouls as Daniel Bedoya of Bolivia, Daniela Stransky of Venezuela with 13 fouls and Manuel Fernandez Hache of Dominican Republic totaling of 21 fouls.