Ocala, FL – FEI CSI3* competition resumed this week at World Equestrian Center – Ocala with the $37,000 1.45m FEI CSI3* Speed. Internationally acclaimed course designer, Alan Wade (IRL) crafted the speed track that saw an even dozen gallop home fault-free. Olympian Santiago Lambre (BRA) saved the best for last as the final entry down the ramp and captured the win aboard his own Pampero, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Chacco-blue x Nekton.
Lambre was the last contender to try for the victory over Wade’s challenging track, “I was lucky to be the last one to go. With my first horse [All In Horses Cava], I was too quick, so I tried to reorganize.”
“I watched the current leader, Richard Spooner’s round and made my plan. I tried to do the same track as Richard. I did one less in the line by the hotel after I saw Kristen Vanderveen do it with both of her horses. Pampero is a pretty big horse, so he was able to get down in the five easily.”
Lambre and Pampero soared over the final FEI oxer in 60.67 seconds for the victory.
Lambre hopes to show Pampero later this week, “I will do the Welcome Prix tomorrow evening and if we are able to ride two in the Grand Prix, he will hopefully show then too.”
Richard Spooner (USA) was the eighth entry down the ramp into the WEC Grand Arena aboard his own Quirado RC, a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Quinar x San Patrignano Corrado. The pair totaled a time of 62.58 seconds which put them less than two seconds behind Lambre and Pampero.
Third place went to Portugual’s Luis Sabino Goncalves and Sigma Stables LLC’s 13-year-old Selle Francais mare by Lord Carthago x Vondeen after navigating a speedy clean effort in 63.90 seconds.
Final Results: $37,000 1.45m FEI CSI3* Speed
1 PAMPERO: 2010 Oldenburg Gelding by Chacco-blue x Nekton
Santiago Lambre (BRA), Santiago Lambre: 0/60.67
2 QUIRADO RC: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Quinar Z x San Patrignano Corrado
Richard Spooner (USA), Richard Spooner: 0/62.58
3 VICK DU CROISY: 2009 Selle Francais mare by Lord Carthago x Vondeen
Luis Sabino Goncalves (POR), Sigma Stables LLC: 0/63.90
4 MAESTRO VICA V/D ARK: 2012 Belgian Warmblood stallion by Lordanos x Heartbreaker
Natalie Dean (USA), Marigold Sporthorses, LLC: 0/65.62
5 EGALINI: 2009 AES gelding by Cheers Cassini x Jalisco B
Evan M. Coluccio (USA), Hampton Green Farm LLC: 0/65.94
6 AMSTRONG DE MOYON: 2010 Selle Francais gelding by Rock’n Roll Semilly x Calypso De Moyon
Luis Sabino Goncalves (POR), Sigma Stables LLC: 0/66.51
7 HYPERBOLICS: 2012 KWPN gelding by Berlin x Tlaloc M
Alexandra Pielet (USA), Co-Pielet, LLC: 0/66.69
8 OBI WAN: 2012 Oldenburg gelding by Centadel x Continue
Aaron Vale (USA), Thinkslikeahorse: 0/66.85
9 HOLLYWOOD DE RASE Z: 2012 Zangersheide gelding by Hoegie Van’t Bergske x Triomphe De Muze
Angela Covert (CAN), Angela Covert: 0/67.29
10 DSP COOL HILL: 2010 Westphalian gelding by Corlensky G x Al Cantino
Pheobe Lang (USA), Zeitgeist Equestrian: 0/72.01
11 CATEMACO LS: 2011 Selle Francais gelding by Carusso LS x Carthago Z
Richard Neal (USA), Richard Neal: 0/72.50
12 VLADIMIR OLD: 2013 Oldenburg gelding by Van Gogh x San Patrignano Corrado
Kerry McCahill (USA), Kerry Anne LLC: 0/76.92
Hunter Holloway & Biloba Des Chaines Emerge Victorious in the $6,000 1.40m FEI CSI3* Speed
Highlight FEI CSI3* competition began early this morning with 16 top-level competitors racing to capture the victory in the $6,000 1.40m FEI CSI3* Speed class. Hunter Holloway and Sigma Stables LLC’s 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding by Winningmood x If De Merze, Biloba Des Chaines, emerged victorious over Alan Wade’s winding track.
Holloway and Biloba De Chaines earned last week’s third place spot on the leaderboard in the inaugural FEI CSI3* 1.40m Speed.
The pair proved that they were still at the top of their game as the duo put forth an effortless round in an uncatchable time of 63.93 seconds, almost three seconds faster than second place finisher, Sophia Siegel.
Siegel dashed over the track with an efficient time of 66.53 seconds aboard her own 12-year-old Zangersheide gelding by Lawito, securing the second place spot.
$37,000 1.45m FEI CSI3* winner, Santiago Lambre (BRA) sealed the third place position on the leaderboard aboard his own Chacco Blue II, a 15-year-old Oldenburg stallion out of Chacco-blue x Cincaba Rouge with a time of 67.19 seconds.
Final Results: $6,000 1.40m FEI CSI3* Speed
1 BILOBA DES CHAINES: 2011 Selle Francais gelding Winningmood x If De Merze
Hunter Holloway (USA), Sigma Stables LLC: 0/63.93
2 BARRACUDA: 2010 Zangersheide gelding by Lawito
Sophia Siegel (USA), Sophia Siegel: 0/66.53
3 CHACCO BLUE II: 2007 Oldenburg stallion by Chacco-blue x Cincaba Rouge
Santiago Lambre (BRA), Santiago Lambre: 0/67.19