Nayel Nassar dominated the $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup in Wellington.

The Egyptian winner of several major events in the United States including the $1 Million in Saugerties, dominated the valid World Cup leg surpassing Laura Kraut. Jorge Matte from Chile the best Latin. (Photo © Taylor Renner / Phelps Sports)

 

On a rugged day of completion for Wellington’s 2017 CP Palm Beach Masters, Egypt’s Nayel Nassar took the win with a masterful tiebreaking round against a group of 10 qualifiers.

Nassar completed his jump-off in 38.15 seconds with 13-year-old stallion Lordan (Lordanos x Landor) in the sixth leg of the North American League – Easter Sub-League and valid for the World Cup Final, competing with the same horse with which he won the $1 Million HITS Saugerties in 2013, added another important victory on American soil that represented him 130 World Ranking points in the CSI 3* week of the Masters. Being 5 double clear rounds in the afternoon, second place went to Laura Kraut and 10-year-old mare Zeremonie (Cero II x Quick Star) in 39.92 seconds, followed by the Spaniard Sergio Alvarez Moya registering 39.95 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Arrayan (Baloubet du Rouet x Grannus).

For the Latin Ranking the best located was the Chilean Jorge Matte and the 14-year-old mare Perle du Marais (Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge), representing the best result of 4 fouls in 79.07 seconds for the regular round, occupying the 12th position. Also participated the Brazilian Yuri Mansur closing the group with World Ranking points in the 16th place in a field of 4 fouls and 80.89 seconds, while the Venezuelan Pablo Barrios escorted him in 17th place with the 14-year-old mare A S D Farfala (Hyo Dario x Furious II) totaling 4 fouls in 81.52 seconds.

The height of the competition was experienced with the dramatic fall suffered by the German Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.

 

Final Results