The Agromen Grand Prix took place yesterday at the Agromen Equestrian Center in Orlândia, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Under partially cloudy skies and moisty afternoon, twenty-seven combinations were scheduled to face the 1.50m two-round challenge.
There were only twenty-three combinations in the competition at the end of the first round, with five of them registering no penalties. Lucio Osório (BRA) & Galipolli Ter Doorn and Artemus de Almeida (BRA) & Casadora JMen were among them.
Osório and the 12-year-old Belgian Sport Horse mare (Heartbreaker x Quidam de Revel) had the advantage of going last after setting a time of 73.81 seconds in their first performance.
Artemus de Almeida (BRA) & Casadora JMen
This advantage increased when Artemus (BRA) & Agromen Stables’ 11-year-old Holsteiner mare (Cassini I x Corrado I) had one rail down, meaning that the duo would eventually finish in second place.
Lucio Osório (BRA) & Galipolli Ter Doorn
Lucio delivered the clutch performance by going a bit slower, yet managing to register the only double clear of the contest, stopping the final timers in 52.12 seconds, more than enough for the victory.
Rodrigo Chaves Nunes (BRA) & Diegus Ipiranga
Rodrigo Chaves Nunes (BRA) & Diegus Ipiranga (Voltaire x Capitol) score of one after five penalty-points in the first round secured them third place honors on the podium.
José Roberto Reynoso (BRA) & Crizwood JMen
José Roberto Reynoso Fernandez Filho (BRA) & Crizwood JMen (Cornet Obolensky x Rodney) were once again among the highest placed combinations, finishing in fourth place after knocking down one of the poles of the last obstacle in each of their two performances.
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Photos: © Cover – Ari Filho / LC Ruas – Luis Carlos Ruas Fotografias