By Roberta Milani (translation by Caroline Padilla)
Photography: CLAC, Luis Ruas
The international showjumping competition with obstacles set at 1m40 meters at the CSI5*-W Longines São Paulo Horse Show marked an exciting start to the indoor World Cup season, with timed classes challenging the riders to navigate the course at speed and without faults.
The competition demanded precision, agility, and the pursuit of the fastest time, over a course designed by Guilherme Nogueira Jorge. The standout performance came from Lucio Osorio, accompanied by his mare Quastina (Quaid I - Casablanca x Contendro I), Hanoverian-bred but registered with ABCCH, who crossed the finish line without penalties in 55.88 seconds. Second place was secured by Arthemus de Almeida, riding Calvano C Jmen III, in 56.34 seconds. Almeida’s horse, with origins in Carbacan Jmen and Acorado, exhibited an incredible combination of agility and precision. In third place was Chelsea Jmen under the saddle of Guilherme Dutra Foroni who crossed the finish line fault-free in a time of 56.45 seconds.
With a bloodline that includes Clinton and Gralshüter, Lis De Paula Lacerda riding Gody Cooper (Larino x Cobra) secured fourth place with zero faults in 56.93 seconds. They were followed by Andre Fonseca Moura with Zandor Mat (Solar Do Engenho Aslan x Cassini II), with a time of 57.66 seconds. Eduardo Coelho Barbara completed the scorecard with the mare RSF Princesa (Coriall x Jus De Pomme), going clear in a time of 57.98 seconds.
The second international jump-off competition of this event featured obstacles at 1m45 and gathered 48 pairs, with 10 advancing to the jump-off. Among the competitors with horses bred nationally, the standout was Kirk do Cach (Zirocco Blue VDL x Corland), who excelled as the best BH horse of the competition.
Ridden by Flavio Grillo Araújo, Kirk do Cach showcased excellence and agility in overcoming the obstacles and completing the competition with a faultless performance. With an impressive time of 35.17 seconds, the pair secured third place on the podium, although victory went once again to Lucio Osório and Quastina in an unbeatable time of 35.02 seconds. A masterful win.
Bernardo Braga de Albuquerque Pereira, riding Campitello (Cador x Quick Star), an imported OS stallion registered with ABCCH, claimed second place with an impeccable performance in 35.26 seconds. Eduardo Coelho Barbara also deserves recognition, riding the BH RSF Princesa into fourth place in 32.61 seconds, despite one fault... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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