By Roberta Milani / ABCCH (Translation by Caroline Padilla)
Photography: Luis Carlos Ruas
Brazilian Sport Horses won both gold and silver medals at the 2022 South American Games held at the Club Hípico Paraguaio in Asuncion, Paraguay, thereby earning the national showjumping team qualification to the 2023 Pan American Games.
At a highly technical competition, the Brazilian team, exclusively riding Brazilian Sport Horses earned both individual gold and silver medals.
Riding Santiago Rosebud (Numero Uno x Berlin) José Reynoso Fernandez Filho incurred only four faults throughout the championship to win the title after three days of competition over five tough courses designed by Argentinian Ivan Tagli. “I’m undoubtedly very happy. We came here on a mission to qualify for the Pan American Games, achieved our goal, and also got won two individual medals. I think it was a very good result and I would like to thank the technical committee. I now hope to get to the 2023 Pan American Games, God willing,” the champion said.
Stephan Barcha, riding Chevaux Primavera Montana Império Egípcio (Calvaro Z x Paroli), lost his lead and had to be satisfied with individual silver, incurring 6.52 faults; “It was a total of five courses and no pole on the ground. We had a setback at the beginning of the course and, as I usually say, championships are decided on the details. We were able to get back on our feet and finished the second round without faults. Zé and his horse did a great job; he had a wonderful final course. We are very happy with the silver medal and will move on,” Stephan explained, adding; “Next year, I intend to go to Europe, qualify for the Pan American Games and dedicate myself to that until we reach Paris.” (2024 Olympic Games).
Argentinian rider Damian Ancic and Sant Rosa Chabacon were second runners-up, with 6.69 faults, and two other Brazilian Sport Horses finished within the top 10: Marcello Ciavaglia with GR Garuda (Douglas x Corland) 7th; and Flávio Grillo with Lorentino Jmen (Landario Jmen X Calisco Jmen) 10th with 17.50 and 26.10 faults, respectively... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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