Samuel Parot, Santiago Lambre and Luis Pedro Biraben were part of the fivefold draw in the $35,000 Horseware Ireland 1.45m Classic CSI2*. (Photo © Sportfot)
The Chilean Samuel Parot, Mexican Santiago Lambre and Argentine Luis Pedro Biraben joined Kristen Vanderveen and Tracy Fenney in a quintuple tie.
Poor weather conditions at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina closed the last class of 2017 Tryon Fall III and the $35,000 Horseware Ireland 1.45m Classic, where representatives from the Latino Rankings stole much of the lead.
Representing 50 World Ranking Points for each of five riders who finished first, the American rider and winner of the yesterday’s Grand Prix Tracy Fenney, was in charge of marking the first clear round of the class with the 8-year-old stallion MTM Como No (Cornet Obolensky x Thamara M), securing their classification to a tentative tiebreaker, which in the end by the heavy rain could not be done.
Two riders later American Kristen Varderveen along with the 8-year-old Bull Run’s Divine Fortune (Padinus x Amhilavsca Fortuna) marked the second clear round, to give way to the Mexican rider Santiago Lambre in a productive week, represented the third clear round with the 10-year.old gelding Casino N (Nicky x Ahorn) and with the subsequent suspension of the class, secured its 50 World Ranking Points.
Former latino Ranking Leader Chilean Samuel Parot along with his 12-year-old gelding VDL Aberlino (Corland x Goberlina) recorded the fourth perfect round, recovering ground with his 50 points, while the Argentine rider Luis Pedro Biraben completed the fastest regular round in 75.07 seconds accompanied by the 8-year-old gelding Eres Tu, despite having touched the worst conditions, compared to the other four classified riders, this being his first 2017 FEI victory.
Also by the Latino Ranking managed to add points Ecuadorian rider Anna Christina Gansauer with the 14-year-old gelding Hillstreet (High Roller x Diamond Lad) in 8 faults to finish 13th and Argentine Gianni Gabrielli next to the 11-year-old gelding Contenders XC (Concetto I x Contender) with 9 fouls finished in 15th place.
Out of the points ended Andrea Torres Guerreiro of Colombia and Luiz Francisco de Azevedo of Brazil.
The course designed by Richard Jeffery of Great Britain was scheduled for 27 pairs with only 23 who participated and 5 had obtained their pass to the jump-off, but by general decision did not return to face the bad conditions of the field and the climate.