Mexican rider Santiago Lambre showed the way in the first FEI event of the 2017 Tryon Fall 5 CSI 5* week, achieving one-two by Latinos with Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo. (Photo © Archivo / Sportfot)
Mexican rider Santiago Lambre showed the way at $35,000 Power & Speed 1.45m, marking the beginning of the 2017 Tryon Fall 5 CSI 5* week.
With a very large group of big stars Santiago Lambre from Mexico was able to dose very well the 10-year-old gelding Casino N (Careful x Ahorn) in the first FEI event, completing the course designed by Olaf Jun. Petersen from Germany at 31.69 seconds and secured 50 World Ranking Points in what meant his third FEI victory in October.
Santiago Lambre being the main figure of the Latino Ranking, today added a new victory in a year that has been very productive for the Central American rider, leading the Latino one-two in the CSI 5* week of Tryon International Equestrian Center to be escorted by Brazilian rider Luiz Francisco de Acevedo and his 10-year-old gelding Collin (Colandro x Amethist) in 32.06 seconds, allowing the South American to take 45 FEI Ranking Points.
Marking a clear distance in front of their closest rivals, Santiago Lambre and Luiz Francisco de Azevedo became the main references of the Top 5 while the Irishman Shane Sweetnam occupied the third place with Do not Touch Du Bois in 33.28 seconds, fourth place Lauren Tisbo next to the 12-year-old stallion Mr. Visto (Revisto x Ariadus) in 33.35 seconds and also American rider Margie Engle finished fifth with the 17-year-old stallion Bockmanns Lazio (Lancer II x Cor de la Bryere) in 33.58 seconds.
The two best seeds of the class were the one-two in the world with Americans Kent Farrington and McLain Ward, where also the lPan American Ranking Leader’s Kent Farrington did not hurry his way with the 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido) occupying 50th place and three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward managed to complete his presentation in 12th place with the 9-year-old mare HH Gigi’s Girl (Vingino x Celano) in 4 fouls and 34.21 seconds.
Turning to the Latino Ranking managed to finish within the World Ranking Points Venezuelan rider Juan Ortiz appearing with the 16-year-old gelding Nenuphar’Jac (Cumano x Pidayack) in 4 fouls and 37.33 seconds at 14th place. Out of the points were Eugenio Garza of Mexico in 17th place with a fast 32.06 seconds, but doit 12 fouls next to the 16-year-old gelding Bariano (Jetset-D x Skippy), Brazilian Olympic medalist Rodrigo Pessoa exceeded the time in the first part of Power and Speed being penalized with 1 foul next to the 9-year-old stallion Chaganus (Chacco-Blue x Carthago) finished 19th and his fellowman Fabio Leiva da Costa follow him in 25th box with Everest.
For his part Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade with the 11-year-old gelding Bon Jovi (Verdi x Corland) knocked down a pole in 33rd place as did Luis Pedro Biraben of Argentina with the 8-year-old gelding Colorado 210 (Coronas x Lenardo) in 36th place, Anna Christina Gansauer from Ecuador was 38th next to the 14-year-old gelding Hillstreet (High Roller x Diamond Lad) and Alberto Michán from Mexico with the 11-year-old gelding Glasgow de Muze (Andiamo x Parco) ranked 41st. The Latino group was completed by Stefano Baruzzo from Argentina with the 14-year-old stallion Califa LS (Carthago x Lux Z) occupied 55th place.