José Roberto Reynoso Fernandez Filho (BRA) won the jump-off class CSI 2* yesterday during the São Paulo Indoor CSI 2*-W, at the Sociedade Hípica Paulista (SHP) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Twenty-seve combinations entered the ring for the 1.50m challenge with six of them qualifying to face the jump-off course designed by Marina Azevedo.
The legendary Brazilian rider guided Crizwood JMen to first place after crossing the finish line aboard the 10-year-old grey mare with no penalties in 36.17 seconds.
José Roberto Fernandez Filho (BRA) & Azrael W
It was a special day for Reynoso, who not only won but also claimed second place aboard Azrael W after completing their second penalty-free performance, going through the timers in 41.43 seconds. In fact, it was an emotional second-place finish since the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Chin Chin x Voltaire) had an injury in the beginning of the year during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
The Olympic rider who has also had several victories during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) made the following statement about his victory:
“Without any doubt, Azrael is a warrior and Crizwood was also perfect. I just have to thank them for making me proud”, highlighted José Reynoso, who won the Indoor Grand Prix CSI 2* aboard Azrael back in 2017. I just came back to jumping Azrael in the beginning of the month during the anniversay fo the Santo Amaro Equestrian Center (Clube Hípico de Santo Amaro) and this was our first test competing at the height of 1.50 since then, basically after almost one year without taking part in competitions.
Two other combinations had one rail down for a total of four penalty-points during the jump-off with Flávio de Castro Martinez Filho (BRA) and Quivala earning bronze honors after registering a jump-off time of 40.75 seconds.
Source: Press release by Carola May / Rute Araújo for CBH – Confederação Brasileira de Hipismo
Photos: © Gabriela Lutz Fotografia / LC Ruas Fotografia
Categories: CSI 2*