By Roberta Milani (Translation by Caroline Padilla)
Photography: Mackenzie Clark, Sportfot
Brazilian international showjuper Yuri Mansur is putting his money on Brazilian Sport Horse Miss Blue Mystic Rose – a nine-year-old mare of national breeding – ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
This follows the pair’s excellent showing during the third phase of Jan Tops’ Global Champions Tour (LGCT) when Mansur and Miss Blue Mystic Rose finished as runners-up in the 1m55 Trofeo Banorte Prix.
The LGCT presents one of the most prestigious global circuits that gathered more than 30 pairs, 10 of which qualified for the second round in this valuable class worth some €153,000. Although Mansur and Miss Blue Mystic Rose were beaten on the day by German Christian Kukuk and Mumbai, there second round was faultless in 38:21 seconds. They finished on the podium ahead of American Laura Kraut riding Bisqueta who also recorded zero faults in 38:50.
This result is an important accomplishment in Brazilian breeding since Miss Blue Mystic is a daughter of multi-awarded stallion Chacco-Blue out of Magnolia Mystic Rose – a product of Haras Rosa Mystica and the property of Thalita Gorri Olsen de Almeida. Yuri Mansur is an Olympian who is currently ranked 49th in the world; “I first got to know Miss Blue on a video while I was at the Olympic Games. Fortunately, I have established a partnership with her owner. I am positive she is the best horse I have ever ridden as she combines all the qualities, but she is still developing.”
One week prior to this LGCT result, Miss Blue Mystic Rose won a 1m50 class against the clock during the second phase of the five-star Longines Global Champions Tour in Miami, FL when Mansur bettered 49 other pairs of elite showjumping riders to cross the line in 62:99 seconds. Spanish rider Eduardo Alvarez Aznar finished second with D'Oriente Battily, with Christian Ahlmann from Germany, third, riding Mandato van de Neerheide. Both pairs also recorded zero faults in times of 63:48 and 64:86 seconds, respectively... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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