Eduardo Menezes (BRA) & Quintol won the MXN $3,413,000 Longines Grand Prix CSI 5* yesterday during the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Mexico CSIO 5* at the Club Hípico Coapexpan in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
A total of four combinations qualifed for the jump-off after clearing all the obstacles in their previous two rounds over all the 1.60m fences. It was a clash between two of the latin powerhouses of showjumping as Mexico and Brazil both had two combinations each in the tiebreaker.
Enrique Gonzalez (MEX) & Chacna (Chacco-Blue x Narew) got things started but one rail down in 30.37 seconds meant that they would finish third.
Top Two: Fellow countrymen and friends Eduardo Menezes and Rodrigo Lambre (BRA)
Rodrigo Lambre (BRA) & Coleman were the second combination to face the jump-off course, the first one to produce the first triple clear performance, eventually finishing second with a time of 30.36 seconds.
Eduardo Menezes followed him and he made the most of it aboard Quintol (Quintender 2 x Cento), guiding the 13-year-old grey Oldenburg gelding to victory by completing the jump-off with no penalties in 28.66 seconds.
Rodrigo Lambre (BRA), Eduardo Menezes (BRA) and Enrique Gonzalez (MEX)
Fernando Martinez Sommer (MEX) & Cor Bakker were the last ones to go in the tiebreaker. They even registered the second fastest time, unfortunately three rails down in 30.13 resulted into an honorable fourth place.
Full Results here.
Photos: © Eduardo Menezes
Categories: CSI 5*