Latino Ranking leader Pedro Veniss take the first CSI3* Bonheiden victory in Belgium, beating home rider Ann Carton-Grootjans. (Photo © Archive)
The Latino Ranking Leader Pedro Veniss of Brazil took the first victory of the CSI3* Bonheiden, when leading the 1M45 Qualifier Great Prix.
Introduced with the 11-year-old mare Anaya Ste Hermelle (Andiamo x Paladin des lfs), Pedro Veniss completed his course in 27.75 seconds to add 50 World Ranking Points, in a class that was presented by Q Cars Gewelt.
Consolidating as the main reference of Latin American, Pedro Veniss outperformed home rider Ann Carton-Grootjans and her 11-year-old gelding Irvine Ter Doorn (Toulon x Sri Lui), who completed their run in 28.15 seconds, while third place was for Katharina Offel from Germany with the 8-year-old gelding Amarit D’Amour (Ashby x Damiani) in 28.56 seconds.
With a total of 95 pairs in a long class, Brazilian rider Carlos Mota Ribas finished in fifth place with the 13-year-old gelding Evanco Vh Weidse HOF (Vancouver D’Auvray x Don Renoir) in 28.67 seconds and by the latinos his fellowman Joao Eduardo Ferreira de Carvalho was 14th with the 8-year-old gelding Volt du Thot (Mozart des Hayettes x Fusain du Defey) in time of 29.95 seconds.
Out of the points were Mark Bluman of Colombia in 20th place, Cassio Rivetti of Brazil was 32nd, his countryman Pedro de Andrade Costa 42nd, Mexican Victoria Aguirre escorted him in 43rd place, Brazilians Marlon Modolo Zanotelli and Caio Carvalho Filho occupied 51st and 58th, José Alfredo Hernández Ortega of Mexico 65th, Colombian Dayro Arroyave 72nd and Brazilian André Reichmann 74th.