INTERNATIONALE NYHEDER: Amerikansk World Cup sejr i Las Vegas

South Point Hotel and Casino i Las Vegas, var vært for weekendens Longines FEI World Cup™ springning i North American League. Og det entusiatiske publikum, var med til at skabe en god stemning da de 30 ryttere skulle dyste om de $100.000 (ca. 700.000 kr.) i finalen. Her var det amerikaneren Peter Lutz og hesten “Robin de Ponthual”, som vandt foran amerikanske Audrey Coulter med australske Matt Williams på tredje pladsen.

 

Top-5 resultat:

1. Robin de Ponthual (Peter Lutz), USA, 0 faults/33.21 seconds (JO);

2. Domino (Audrey Coulter), USA, 0/33.61 (JO);

3. Valinski S (Matt Williams), AUS, 0/34.25 (JO);

4. Sunshine (Jos Verlooy), BEL, 0/34.30 (JO);

5. Gazelle (Kent Farrington), USA, 4/32.90 (JO);

 

“An enthusiastic crowd in Las Vegas cheered each rider who entered the arena at the South Point Hotel and Casino, but it was the American Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual that claimed the final winning praise by beating a field of 30 to claim the 00,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League qualifier at  Las Vegas National.

Germany’s Olaf Petersen Jr. designed the course that offered multiple options in striding and track.

“Actually, when the riders walked the course, some told me that it looked to be more on the easy side,” Petersen Jr. said. “But I like it that way. It figured out that we had faults here and there. I liked the way it rode and that it didn’t have any disasters. It was a pretty mixed group; some very good riders and some new to this level.”

The course walk may have given a false sense of confidence to competitors as rails fell for the seasoned veterans and the young upstarts. But a competitive group of eight emerged from the first round to make for an exciting jump off in a city that lives for risks.

“The new Longines North American League is bringing up the path to the World Cup Final in leaps and bounds,” said Robert Ridland, President of Blenheim EquiSports and the United States Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe. “That’s a really big deal. If you want to make a Final very exciting and suspenseful, you have to make the journey at the same level. I think Longines is hitting a home run here in North America.”…

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