The American rider Wilton Porter returned to finish at the top of the standing in Europe, winning the first class of CSI 3* Arnhem. Eugenio Garza of Mexico within the points like best latin. (Photo © DigiShots)
The first class of the CSI 3* Arnhem Big Tour in Netherlands was won by the American rider Wilton Porter, when dispute the CCV Prijs and achieved with his result, 50 World Ranking Points.
In a course designed by Dutchman Henk Linders for 68 pairs, Wilton Porter was raised alongside the 10-year-old stallion Caletto Cabana (Cassini I x Capecanaveral) owned by Sleepy P Ranch Llc, to settle the tiebreaker, by recording a time of 43.26 seconds against other 17 classified. Porter, who came from several appearances last week at CHIO Rotterdam, got his first 2017 FEI win.
For second place Jens Van Grunsven of Netherlands completed his tour in 44.29 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Cika, followed in third place by Italian rider Roberto Previtali accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding Sirius du Granit (Orlando x Calypso de Moyon ) in time of 44.84 seconds. The Top 5 Dutchman Johnny Pals was in fourth place with the 10-year-old stallion Lee Spring Power (Argentinus x Cornet Obolensky) totaling 1 foul in 45.32 seconds and fifth place Marc Houtzager with the 8-year-old stallion Mr. Europe (Mr. Blue x Cassini I), registering 2 fouls in 46.56 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking, the Mexican rider Eugenio Garza finished in the points, achieving his classification with the tiebreaker with the 9-year-old Armani Sl Z (Asca Z x Cumano), but in the end he accumulated 7 fouls in 47.62 seconds to occupy the 11th place. No chance to score points were the Brazilian Yuri Mansur next to the 12-year-old gelding Ferro Chin v. Lindenhof (Chin Chin x Nimmerdor) in regular round of 4 fouls in 31st place and Mexican Ernesto Canseco got box 46th, accumulating the same 4 faults with the 9-year-old gelding Davall (Zavall Vdl x Indorado).