The German rider Sven Fehnl guided the speed class to overcome by 53 hundredths of a second the Brazilian Pedro Veniss. (Photo © Archive)
German rider Sven Fehnl led the first FEI class of the CSI 3* Bonheiden 2017, getting the best speed class’s time, stopping the clock in 65.52 seconds during the dispute of the 1m45 LR qualifier presented by Krismar Horsetrucks.
Being an extensive class of 91 pairs, Sven Fehnl appeared with the 9-year-old mare Deep Blue Bridge S (Siroco Blue VDL x Ahorn) to take the victory and to add 50 World Ranking Points, obtaining a lead of 53 hundredths of a second by his closest follower.
For the second place and being the most outstanding by the Pan American Ranking, was the Brazilian rider Pedro Veniss in a time of 66.05 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Sun Flower Du Theil (Allegreto x Quidam de Revel), which managed to add 45 World Ranking Points, marking certainly a good start to the South American.
Completed the group of Top 5 rated Jeroen Appelen of Belgium in 66.44 seconds, fourth place was Dutch rider Lennard de Boer in 67.14 seconds and fifth place Graham Gillespie of Great Britain with a time of 67.35 seconds.
For the Pan American Ranking led by Pedro Veniss, had a good group of participants, but only Randy Sherman take points in 6th place with S & L Cocodrille (Emerald van’T Ruytershof x Kashmir van Shuttershof) in 70.03 seconds, meanwhile could not add FEI Ranking points Pedro Muylaert of Brazil occupying the 23rd place in a field of 4 fouls and 67.30 seconds with Chloe’ (Chequille X Athletico), while fellowmen Cassio Rivetti and André Reichmann followed in 25th and 26th places. Colombians Dayro Arroyave and Mark Bluman were a little slower to finish in the 28th and 30th places. Completed the group from United States Christine McCrea in 46th and Michael Hughes was 69th.