Frenchman Roger Yves Bost won the sixth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League and Steve Guerdat of Switzerland remains the League’s leader. (Photo © Manuel Queimadelos / Oxer Sport)
French Olympic medalist Roger Yves Bost “Bosty” took the victory in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Madrid, sixth leg of the Western European League.
The course designed by Spaniard Javier Trenor had 40 pairs participating in the regular round and 18 riders qualified for the jump-off, when the Mutua Madrileña Trophy was played in the Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix, ending in the resounding victory of Roger Yves Bost.
Accompanied by the 11-year-old mare Sydney Une Prince (Baloubet du Rouet x Alfa D’elle) owned Francois Badel, the Frenchman Roger Yves Bost “Bosty” stopped the clock in 42.23 seconds to become the sixth winner of the Western European League and securing 100 World Ranking Points with his victory.
After dominating Roger Yves Bost the Grand Prix, he managed to accumulate a total of 30 points in the League to climb up to eighth place, while Swiss Olympic gold medalist Steve Guerdat, remained as leader with 43 points, despite being left behind tonight in 27th place.
The second place went to Niels Bruynseels of Belgium in 42.67 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Cas de Liberte (Cracky Z x Chellano Z), surpassing Irish rider Mark McAuley with only the one hundredth of a second with the 13-year-old gelding Miebello (Flyinge Quite Easy 958 x Cardento 933), who finished third and completed the Top 5 two German riders with Marcus Ehning in fourth place with the 14-year-old stallion Cornado Nrw (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) at 42,76 seconds and the former World Ranking leader Daniel Deusser marked 43.19 seconds with his 13-year-old gelding Cornet (Cornet Obolensky x Caletto I) for fifth place.
In the Latino Ranking Carlos López of Colombia again stood out, completing his jump-off round in 43.7 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Admara (Padinus x Murano) owned by S.A.S. Haras de Grillons and finished in eighth place, representing to the South American rider 40 World Ranking points.
Out of the points by Latinos were Yuri Mansur of Brazil getting his pass to the tiebreaker, but ultimately knocked down two poles totaling 8 fouls in 42.84 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde) ranked 17th and his fellowman Luiz Felide de Azevedo Filho was very close to move to the decisive round, registering 64 hundredths of a second above the time allowed and being penalized with 1 foul next to the 12-year-old gelding Chaccomo (Chacco-Blue x Contender) occupying 19th place.