The American rider Reed Kessler was meet again with the victory by dominating the tiebreaker to surpass Belgian Jos Verlooy by 1 hundredth of a second. Yuri Mansur from Brazil ninth. (Photo © Sportfot)
The American rider Reed Kessler was meet again with the victory, during the CSI 2* – Big Tour in Valkenswaard, completing a very disputed tiebreaker round, getting her first position by a lead of only 1 hundredth of a second.
Introduced with Iron Works Partners’ 14-year-old gelding Cos I Can (Iron Lux x Harlequin du Carel), Reed Kessler took 50 World Ranking points on course designed by Belgian Luc Musette and stopping the clock in 39.85 seconds, after her last victory was in October 2016, she overcame in a close fight with Belgium’s Jos Verlooy who appeared with 9-year-old gelding Igor (Emerald Van’t Ruytershof x Nabab De Reve) registering a time of 39.86 seconds.
Distant above the barrier of 43 seconds, were followed to complete the Top 5 Emma Augier of Moussac from Czech Republic in third place, next to 9-year-old gelding Domino van de Valhoeve (Lord Z x Concorde) in 43.12 seconds for fourth place Alberto Zorzide of Italy with 9-year-old mare Veronese Teamjoy (Toulon x Dollar Dela Pierre) in 43.74 seconds and fifth-place Jan-Philipp Weichert with 9-year-old gelding Drachten (Caspar (berlin) x Purioso) registering a time of 44.04 seconds.
By the Latino Ranking Yuri Mansur of Brazil managed to score FEI Ranking points, to occupy ninth place along with 9-year-old stallion Chaganus (Chacco-Blue x Carthago), participating in the tiebreaker of 17 classified to complete his field in 4 faults and 39.88 seconds. Out of the points were his fellowman Eduardo Menezes in 32nd place with 4 fouls in the regular round and Pedro Veniss in box 45th with 8 fouls.
Among the best seeded and World No. 1 Kent Farrington was ranked 43rd, World No. 3 Daniel Deusser of Germany retired and the Canadian rider Eric Lamaze, World No. 4, got the best time of the jump-off, but knocked down a pole for finish in eighth place.