British rider William Whitaker and his horse Fandango shined in the Copa de la Reina – Trofeo Seguras Viudas with their fast jump-off round overcame Belgian Pieter Devos. (Photo © csiobarcelona)
British rider William Whitaker completed a very fats jump-off round to take the victory in the Copa de la Reina – Trofeo Seguras Viudas of CSIO Barcelona.
The third day of the 2017 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final in Barcelona had the brilliant performance of William Whitaker with his 14-year-old gelding Fandango (Last Liberty x Krocket 651), to complete a tiebreaker in 36.58 seconds and add 50 World Ranking Points.
For the second place Pieter Devos of Belgium completed his round in 37.20 seconds along with the 9-year-old mare Claire Z (Clearway x Coronado), followed by the best Pan American Ranking’s representative Tiffany Foster of Canada accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding Brighton (Contendro x Quick Star), managing to stop the clock 7 hundredths of a second more slower in 37.27 seconds and take the third place plus 40 FEI Ranking Points.
The Top 5 was completed by Henrik von Eckermann of Sweden in fourth place alongside the 10-year-old stallion Chacanno (Chacco-Blue x Kannan) with his time being 37.41 seconds and fifth Swiss Olympic gold medalist Steve Guerdat with the 11-year-old mare Cayetana (Robin II Z x Papillon Rouge) in 38.63 seconds.
Sweden’s two-time Olympic medalist and European Champion Peder Fredrickson got the fastest time in 36.55 seconds but took down a pole for four fouls with the 9-year-old gelding H&M Carat Desire (Carinjo x Latus II ) in 11th place.
Going to the Latino Ranking Yuri Mansur of Brazil was the most outstanding occupying the 13th place, managing to add World Ranking Points with the 10-year-old gelding Inferno (Incolor x Italic Des Salines) in a field of 4 faults and 39.38 seconds, while his countryman and Latin Ranking leader Pedro Veniss remained within the points with the 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri) in 15th place setting a time of 41.63 seconds, closing for Pan American Ranking the four times Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze in 16th place accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding Chacco Kid (Chacco-Blue x Come On).
Out of the points for the Latinos were Pedro Muylaert with the 10-year-old gelding Chacote (Chacco-Blue x Quick Star) in 38th position with a total of 5 fouls, Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho along with the 11-year-old stallion Chacito (Chacco-Blue x Daimler) 41st with 8 fouls and Mexican rider Federico Fernandez escorted him in 42nd place accumulating the same faults, along with the 15-year-old gelding Landpeter Do Feroleto (Landritter x Wangmix).