Team United Arab Emirates surprised in the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final – Challenge Cup with accumulating 3 faults and overcoming Ireland, who finished with 9 faults. (Photo © csiobarcelona)
Team United Arab Emirates were the big surprise in the €300,000 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final – Challenge Cup, to accumulate 3 fouls.
Being the Nation’s consolation round or not classified to the Final of CSIO Barcelona 2017, a total of 7 countries that did not obtain their passage to the Final, were led by Team United Arab Emirates with an impeccable performance on the part of its riders.
Marking the foreboding of what was to come, Abdullah Mohd Al Marri with the 10-year-old mare Sama Dubai Fbh (Stakkato) finished in 2 fouls their very resounding round, to be imitated within the time by Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi next to the 12-year-old mare Cha Cha Cha 7 (Chacco-Blue) and a little later in the order Mohammed Ghanem Al Hajri with 14-year-old gelding Pour Le Poussage (Polytraum) was penalized with only 1 foul, ensuring without having to use his last rider Shk. Majad Al Qassimi, one of the most important Show Jumping victories for the United Arab Emirates.
The second place was for one of the big favorites, who can’t take a last spot at Final because having most time, where Ireland ended up accumulating in Challenge Cup with 9 faults in outstanding performance of Shane Breen and his 10-year-old stallion Laith (Lord Z), being the only clear round for his country. Bertram Allen finished in 4 fouls and Shane Sweetnam added 5 fouls, being eliminated the round of Denis Lynch with 9 faults.
For his part the only Latino Ranking Nation’s representative was Brazil, could not maintain solidity in their rounds occupying third place totaling 11 faults, where 6 fouls were by Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho with the 11-year-old stallion Chacito (Chacco-Blue), Eduardo Menezes with 12-year-old gelding Quintol (Quintender) did it in 13 fouls eliminating his presentation, Yuri Mansur along with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier) finished in 4 fouls and Latin Ranking leader Pedro Veniss with the 13-year-old stallion Quabri de L’Isle (Kannan) his clear round was penalized with 1 foul by the time.
Completed the hosts nation Spain in fourth place accumulating 15 fouls, fifth Great Britain being indebted to the crowd totaling 17 fouls, New Zealand was sixth with 20 fouls and closed Italy with 26 fouls in seventh place.