The brazilian rider Pedro Veniss wins the morning class, sponsored by Mahou
Showjumping | International Showjumping - CSI 1* YH - CSIO 5* Gijón | Wednesday, 30th July-Monday, 4th August | Las Mestas | Less than a second gave Pedro Veniss the first place on the morning class sponsored by Mahou at this CSIO Gijón 5* 2014, riding this mare ‘Anaya Ste Hermelle’. The Brazilian rider has completed the course in 29.43 seconds, followed by Laura Renwick and ‘Rembrandt Blue’, from Great Britain (29.78 seconds). On third position, the French rider Roger Yves Bost with his mare ‘Castleforbes Rosie’, they scored 29.98 seconds.
The course had two parts, the first one an A scale with no chronometre. If they had any penalization on this first part, they would not go into the second part. The course had eight obstacles at a maximun height of 1.40 metres. The second part was chronometred and it had five more obstacles. There were 55 riders participating on this class, but only 31 of them participated on the final part.
Success with her 8-year-old mare
“I’m very happy, everything has turned out very good. The mare, which is only 8 years old, has been great” has explained Pedro Veniss. The number 187 on the Longines FEI ranking seemed satisfied about his performance at Las Mestas on this second day of the show.
The Brazilian rider valued the course as “a fast class, with few obstacles and so there were few differences between the riders”.
Veniss, Renwick and Bost were on the prize giving ceremony together with the Dutch Leon Thijssen and his horse ‘Bulavsco’ and Morten Djupvik and ‘Chanelle Z’, from Norway