Samuel Parot extends lead in the Latin Ranking.

For the second month in a row the Chilean Samuel Parot remains the best representative of the Latin show jumping region. (Photo © Archive)


For the second month in a  row Chilean rider Samuel Parot is the leader of the Latin Ranking managing to slightly increase his lead against Brazilian Cassio Rivetti.

Becoming undoubtedly the main reference of the world of show jumping in the Latin American region, Parot maintained the same number of points with respect to the last Ranking.

This month of December he achieved three results for the FEI Ranking, with special highlights in CSI 4* Holiday & Horses week at Wellington, FL, when take the third place with Atlantis in the first class adding 40 points and then commanded the speed class with Quick du Pottier, adding another 50 points for total of 90, while finishing in 11th place during the Grand Prix, last result was not valid for the account of December.

For his part the Brazilian Cassio Rivetti lost distance to the Chilean yielding 20 points and extending the distance to 76 points, in another month lacking in good results during the recovery illness process, but not too far from continuing to fight for the leadership the he had two months ago.

The Brazilians continue a leading role in the Latin Rankings, with strong opposition to Parot to overthrow him if they manage to reach, when Eduardo Menezes remains solid in third place, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli was able to win in the Grand Prix of Opglabbeek discounted advantage in the fourth position and now up to the fifth Pedro Veniss, who won one of the most important competitions of the month and the most important in his professional career as was the Geneva Rolex Grand Prix. He also finished second in the same CSI 5* week, totaling 195 points that led him to take a significant leap not only in the Latin Ranking, but also in the FEI World Ranking.

Mexico also maintained its strong representation occupying positions 6th, 7th and 8th with Jose Antonio Chedraui who lowered a place, Eugenio Garza climbing two positions and Santiago Lambre falling two steps.

Completed the Top 10 Carlos Lopez of Colombia recovering ground and being the most greater progress in the month of the Ranking when climbing from the position 16th until the 9th, while the Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa remained in the same tenth place.

Going to the Top 20, Mexico maintained 4 riders in the group with Federico Fernandez in 11th, Patricio Pasquel in 12th, Alberto Michan of 14th and Antonio Maurer in 16th place. By Brazil Yuri Mansur did not move from 13th position, Doda de Miranda went up to 17th place and Stephan Barcha quit staking his same position 19th. By Venezuela Emanuel Andrade was down to 15th place and Colombians Roberto Teran and Mark Bluman climbed to places 18th and 20th respectively.