Irish Richie Moloney scored the fastest time to open the fourth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival and credited 50 FEI World Ranking points. Kristen Vanderveen second and Shane Sweetnam third. Juan José Zendejas Salgado from Mexico best latin Ranked 5th. (Photo © Sportfot)
The fourth week CSI4* of Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington began with the victory of the Irish rider Richie Moloney in speed class and the dispute of $35,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Classic, under design by Guilherme Jorge from Brazil the court a total of 59 pairs registered.
They mark a rapid pace in time 60.07 seconds, Moloney and the 15-years-old mare Alsvid (Escudo I x Azur) owned by Equinimity LLC commanded the group and so it can be established a total of 50 FEI Ranking points plus $11.550 per finish in first place. The second place went to the surprise of the class, the American rider Kristen Venderveen who dominated for a while the competition with the horse Bull Run’s Eternal (Toulon x Mellinor) a 13-years-old gelding 13 owned by Bull Run Jumpers One LLC in time of 60.24 seconds. Meanwhile with third time 60.88 seconds would be another big rider in the speed as the Irish Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 (Cardento x Cortus) owned by Spy Coast Farm LLC and consistent winners in the 2014 WEF season in this kind of commitment.
For the fourth Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada completed a haul along the 12-years-old mare Melody Des Hayettes (Mozart Des Hayettes x Ryon D’Anzex X) owned by Artisan Farms LLC stopping the clock at 61.78 seconds and showing that arrived in 2016 with firm intentions to star in each of the classes in which it is present. Finished the top 5 Mexican Juan José Zendejas Salgado with Tino La Chapelle (Mylord Casthago*HN x Verdi*HN) a 9-years-old gelding owned by Alejandro Zendejas in time of 62.08 seconds.
The competition had the Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade finishing in third place, but over the finish line in time of 60.54 seconds had serious problems with his mare Fananka A (Chin Chin x Kannan) and he could not stopped by the brake and the mare when confronted a jump out of the course, jumping causing the elimination of the rider by the judges.