programme. Met Autumn 2015 has arrived to its fifth day of high level show jumping competition wich is being held at Oliva Nova Equestrian Center (CEON).
One of the MET best competitors, Belgian Jerôme Guery on Grand Cru Van de Rozenberg emerged victorious in the top test of the day, Gold 3 class against the clock and jump off with obstacles height 1.40 m. This pair was the best in the jump off without any fault and getting the best time of all of the 13 classified, 36.63 seconds. Yesterday’s top class winner, France’s Harold Boisset guided his horse T’Obetty du Domaine to a clear round, but his time of 37.04 was half a second off the leading pace. Third place, representing goes to Irish rider Gavin Harley on Claraddo.
In Gold 2 the first test of the day, from a starting list of 46 competitors, total of 12 horse and rider combinations found their way to a clear round and classified for the jump off. Great Britain’s Chloe Aston on Amigo T. raced to the the fastest time, 35.50 seconds to get the victory followed by Ireland’s David Simpson on Whiterock Lucky Lady and time 36.91 seconds. Also from Great Britain was the winner in second test of the day, the trofeo Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Ressort, Bronze 3 against the clock and obstacles height 1.30 m. Benjamin Raistrick on Top Limit emerged victorious from a starting list of 62 competitors stopping the timer in 61.46 seconds and followed by his country fellow Will Edwards on Zarissa.
British National Anthem was played again in the third class, in Bronze 4 category against the clock and fences height 1.40 m. Over magnificent CEON grass arena, female rider Carmen Edwards on Bow House Secret, ended with no fault and the best time, 62.79 seconds. Also british were second and third positions, Maja Burnell on Carnaval Komombo and Claire Beecroft riding Vanda.
In the same grass arena, Nederland’s Emile Tacken on Birgitta was the best couple in Gold 1 class against the clock and fences heigh 1.30. Germany got the victory in 1.15m. class in two phases against clock. Female rider Luisa Himmelreich was the best riding Decision move to the top of the leader board by stopping the timer in 32.47 seconds. Last class of the day was a Table c, speed & handiness and has been won by France’s Nathan Lacombe on Sheringham.
Extensive show jumping programme for tomorrow will include another Longines Ranking Class Gold Tour 1.40 m. obstacles height with jump off. This test will award the most outstanding riders with a total ammount of 30.000 Euro in prizes.