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Cassio Rivetti and Bacara D’Archonfosse Land the $25k Ultima Fitness National Grand Prix

Cassio Rivetti and Bacara D’Archonfosse. ©Anne Gittins Photography.

Wellington, FL – December 15, 2019 – Cassio Rivetti of Palm Beach, FL raced to a 39.893-second jump-off finish aboard Sloan Lindeman-Barnett’s Bacara D’Archonfosse to win Sunday’s $25,000 Ultima Fitness National Grand Prix to conclude the 2019 ESP Holiday I competition. Taking home second place was Taylor Land of Newnan, GA and Liroy 30, owned by Pinetree Farms Inc., after completing the jump-off in 40.477 seconds. Erynn Ballard of Canada rode Emma Waldfogel’s Diableur through the jump-off timers in 42.335 seconds to claim the yellow rosette.

Thirty-four horse-and-rider combinations attempted the first round, designed by Guierme Jorge of Brazil, with only four returning for the jump-off. Rivetti explained that his focus this week was to “put her [Bacara D’Archonfosse] in form” for the upcoming WEF season. “She did the World Cup in California, so this week we jumped a smaller class. The plan is to compete in the Nations Cup here for the Brazilian team and then maybe the Olympics,” Rivetti concluded.

To learn more about the ESP Holiday Series and PBIEC, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Rivetti and Barcha Disqualified from Combined Jumping Individual 2nd Qualifier

Rio de Janeiro (BRA), 16 August 2016 – Two horse/rider combinations were disqualified from Tuesday’s combined Jumping Individual 2nd Qualifier and Jumping Team Round 1 after blood was found on the horses’ flanks.

Cassio Rivetti (UKR), with Fine Fleur du Marais, and Stephan De Freitas Barcha (BRA), riding Landpeter Do Feroleto, will not be eligible to participate in the second round of the competition Wednesday, the Jumping Individual 3rd Qualifier and Team Round 2 (Team Final).

Stephan Ellenbruch, President of the Rio 2016 Equestrian Olympic Ground Jury, stated: “Horse Welfare is the most important element of equestrian sport. Disqualification under this rule does not imply that there was intent to injure the horse, but it is essential that the rules are enforced in order to ensure that horse welfare ‎is protected.”

*Please see FEI rule below:

Article 242.3.1 Horses bleeding on the flank(s), in the mouth or nose or marks indicating excessive use of spurs or of the whip anywhere on the Horse (in minor cases of blood in the mouth, such as where a Horse appears to have bitten its tongue or lip, Officials may authorize the rinsing or wiping of the mouth and allow the Athlete to continue; any further evidence of blood in the mouth will result in Disqualification.)

“Stephan used the spurs during the competition to encourage the horse but unfortunately broke the skin, resulting in mandatory disqualification, which is clearly set out in the rules of our sport,” Brazilian team Veterinarian Rogério Saito said.

The Brazilian team filed a protest to the Ground Jury against Stephan de Freitas Barcha’s disqualification. The Ground Jury issued their decision confirming the disqualification. An appeal against the decision of the Ground Jury was subsequently lodged with the Appeals Committee, which also confirmed the disqualification.

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