The Venezuelan rider no wasted his time when returning to Wellington for an extensive tour, it takes the victory in the 2016 ESP Fall III with the mare Charity 33. (Photo © Jack Mancini)
After concluding his activities at the Winter Equestrian Festival last April, Pablo Barrios of Venezuela began an extensive tour that took him to Ocala, Kentucky, North Carolina, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, New York, Ohio, again Kentucky and returned home in Wellington to get in his first win in the 2016 ESP Fall III at the $25,000 Fall III Grand Prix.
With a total of 22 pairs, Barrios led the jump-off with the 11 years-old mare Charity 33 (Cayetano L x C-Indoctro) owned by Pablo Barrios, in a class to have 6 riders classified to final round after completed without knockdowns the first round, where the Venezuelan rider ended with a clear round and time of 41.06 seconds.
Together with the newly acquired mare in September, Pablo adds several interesting results with Charity 33, leaving fifth in Saugerties, NY to score his first official Ranking FEI points and then in Split Rock Farm, KY, they finished eighth in his second official FEI competition, but today was the first victory in a Grand Prix.
The fight for the top three was very tough to the Venezuelan rider, finished second US rider Derek Petersen getting a time of 42.18 seconds with Diamant’s Legacy, only 1.12 seconds behind of the winer, while Hector Florentino from Dominican Republic concluded his court in 42.72 seconds with the 11-years-old gelding Allure G (Arkansas x Oramé) for the third place.
Pablo Barrios now stays at home, starting their preparation for CSI 4* in December at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and the Winter Equestrian Festival, which will begin next year.