Rafael Rodriguez Isasa (URU) & P Compadre Wind Shear won the Roberto Marinho Grand Prix last Sunday during the 79th Anniversary of the Sociedade Hípica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The young Uruguayan (23) and the 14-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood stallion (Ekstein x Orlando) owned by Felipe Amaral were the only combination to clear all the obstacles twice towards victory in the two-round contest.
Stephan Barcha & Chevaux Unforgettable
The challenging course set by Hélio Pessoa took a toll on all other competitors, including Stephan Barcha (BRA) & Chevaux Unforgettable who improved to a penalty-free run in 49.28 seconds during the second round after having one unlucky pole in their first performance.
Luiz Pimenta Alves & VDL Valdez Assolute R G
Luiz Pimenta Alves (BRA) & VDL Valdez Assolute R G (Hold Up Premier x Acord II) also improved from four penalty-points to a clear run in the second round, stopping the timers in 50.55 seconds for third place on the podium.
Rafael Isasa & P Compadre Wind Shear
Source: Press Release by Cristiane Paiva Chaves – CPC Comunicação for CBH – Confederação Brasileira de Hipismo
Photo: © Luis Carlos Ruas