Lambre & Luzardo Top FEI Classics at HITS Saugerties

Santiago Lambre and Casino N. ph: ESI Photography

On the first day of the HITS Saugerties CSI5* week, Mexico’s Santiago Lambre and Casino N took home the top honors in the $34,600 Saugerties Jumper Classic.

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 36 competitors contended for the win on the course designed by Germany’s Martin Otto. Eleven horse and rider combinations advanced to the jump-off track. Of the eight who negotiated the shortened course without fault, Lambre’s efforts proved best, stopping the timers in 41.12s  to secure the win.

“I’m really happy with his performance,” said Lambre. “He is my wife’s horse, and my wife is pregnant, so I took over the ride. But you know, I will have to give him back!”

Argentina’s Luis Pedro Biraben and Colorado 210 finished in 2nd with a time of 41.56s. In 3rd place, USA’s Laura Chapot and Thornhill Kate finished with a time of 41.89s.

For the full results, visit this link.

Juan Manuel Luzardo Wins $34,600 HITS Jumper Classic

Juan Manuel Luzardo and Puertas. ph: ESI Photography

The festivities at HITS Saugerties continued on Friday, September 8, with the $34,600 HITS Jumper Classic. In the second FEI competition of the week, Uruguay’s Juan Manuel Luzardo and Puertas So What finished 1st on the course designed by Germany’s Martin Otto.

In the class that doubled as a mandatory qualifier for Sunday’s Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix, the 13-obstacle-course was set at 1.50m. Of the 66 entries, 12 jumped fault-free to advance into the jump-off. Three elected not to return, leaving a field of nine to face the shortened track.

Great Britain’s Amanda Derbyshire and Luibanta BH produced the first clean jump-off round in a time of 43.08s. The duo would finish in an eventual 3rd place. USA’s Laura Chapot and Thornhill Kate finished in 2nd place with a time of 36.60s.

On Sunday, September 10, the top 50 qualifiers will compete in the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix.

For the full results, visit this link. 

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