By Roberta Milani / ABCCH (translation by Caroline Padilla)
Photography: Luis Ruas
Held at Sociedade Hípica Paraense in Curitiba, Brazil, the International Jumping Competition Cidade de Curitiba counted towards the senior top ranking and also as qualifiers for the 2022 Odesur and the 2023 World Cup.
Certainly, the show ground was bustling, when 26 combinations lined up for the 1m60 Grand Prix with courses designed by Rafael Ferrarez and Marina Azevedo, over which 12 pairs qualified for the second round. Finally, only three secured double clear rounds.
On this occasion, Brazil’s national breeding missed the top place by the smallest of margins, finishing in third with Brazilian rider Stephan Bacha aboard Chevaux Primavera Montana Império Egípcio (Calvaro Z x Paroli) in 55:28 seconds and without penalties. Stephan is still leading the 2022 senior ranking and also the qualifiers for the Brazilian team that will participate in the the South American Games (Odesur 2022), October 7-11, in Paraguay.
Marcello Ciavaglia rode the Brazilian Sport Horse GR Garuda (Douglas x Corland) into fourth place in 51:88 seconds having incurred just one penalty. In fifth place were André Moura and Hennesy M (Calido x Cardento), recording four faults in 57:88 seconds. Guilherme Foroni and Casella Blanca JMen (Cachas X Cassini I) finished the course with one penalty in 58:39, to complete the international podium.
It was Argentinian rider Leandro Moschini riding the nine-year-old Abril Iconthon who claimed victory by crossing the finish line in 53:04, seconded by Stephan Barcha riding Artois d’Avillon (Kashmir van Schuttershof) in 55:03 – both with double clear rounds... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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