Buenos Aires, Argentina – The U.S. jumpers had to wait an extra day to take part in FEI Nations Cup competition at the CSIO-W Buenos Aires after the class was delayed due to rain on Friday. The four Americans proved the wait was well worth it as they stormed to victory finishing on a two round total of four faults.
Leading off the U.S. effort were Charlie Jacobs (Boston, MA) and Deeridge Farms’ Leap of Joy. Jacobs utilized the experience he earned last year at CSIO Buenos Aires to jump two faultless rounds with the 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding. They were one of only three combinations to produce a double clear effort on Saturday.
Riding in the second spot for the U.S. was Quentin Judge (Wellington, FL) with Double H Farm’s HH Carotino. In the first round the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding jumped an immaculate clear round and returned later in the day producing a four fault effort for Judge in his U.S. team debut.
Catherine Pasmore (Wellington, FL) is also making her first appearance on a U.S. senior team in Buenos Aires. In the first round, she and Pasmore Stables’ eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare Z Canta lowered three fences for a 12 fault total. But like Jacobs before her, Pasmore produced a fault free effort in the second round securing victory for the U.S.
Anchoring the team were U.S. veteran Alison Robitaille (Upperville, VA) and Cover Girl 27. In the first round, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone’s eight-year-old Wurttemberger mare cruised to a tidy, clear round. Robitaille did not need to return for the second round as Pamore’s clear round meant the U.S. could not be beaten.
Finishing in a tie for second place were Canada and Argentina 2 on 12 fault totals.
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