Rome, Italy – May 26, 2023 – The opening day at the 90th edition of the Csio Rome – Master d’Inzeo started under the Brazilian flag. On the sand arena of the Galoppatoio, Pedro Veniss (BRA) and Cadum de Champloue were claimed the winners of the€26,200 Jump-off Challege CSIO 5* .
In the quite crowded barrage (22 qualified), the 40 years old Brazilian dashed around, stopping the clock on 32.71. British Jodie Hall McAteer (GBR) on Catoki was almost half a second slower and took the second place while the Belgian Koen Vereecke (BEL), on Lector vd Bisschop, in a time of 33.63 was third.
Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) on Julius.D, who took some risk on a fast turn at the beginning of the jump-off, ended up in fourth position. He was the best italian rider in the class.
“That’s my first participation in Rome – Veniss declaired – and I immediately win a class: that’s really great! I have competed more or less all over the world, but there is no particular reason why I have not been here before. So I was delighted with the invitation to be in Rome on this occasion and represent Brazil in the Nations Cup. I brought three horses. I will ride Nimrod de Muze Z in the Cup and in the Grand Prix.”
Final Results – €26,200 Jump-off Challenge CSIO 5*
1) Pedro Veniss (BRA) & Cadum de Champloue – 0 / 0 – 32.71
2) Jodie Hall Mcateer (GBR) & Catoki – 0 / 0 – 33.26
3) Koen Vereecke (BEL) & Lector Vd Bisschop – 0 / 0 – 33.63
Source: Press Release from CSIO di Roma – Piazza di Siena – Master d’Inzeo
Photo: © Sport e Salute / Simone Ferraro