Speed Won on Day One of the Triple Copa Scappino CSI4*-W

© Anwar Esquivel: Francisco Lomelin and Campoduna
Francisco Lomelin and Campoduna

January 25, 2017 – Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX – Competition in the Triple Copa Scappino CSI4*-W at the gorgeous Guadalajara Country Club kicked off with ideal weather and 100 entries in the Grand Opening Cup, 1.30m.  FEI Course Designer Olaf Petersen, Jr. built a power-and-speed track with a tight time allowed, causing quite a few riders to incur time faults.  Of the thirty-four who went clean in both phases, Francisco Lomelin aboard the grey stallion Campoduna emerged as the fastest to secure the win.

Twenty-seven entries competed in the Welcome Cup, 1.45m, in which Mexico’s Juan Carlos Alvarez and Paul Schockemöhle’s bay mare Premiere edged out Brazil’s Rodrigo Lambre on Gestuet Lewitz’s gelding Chapilot by just over half a second for the win.

© Anwar Esquivel: Juan Carlos Alvarez Del Castillo And Puerta
Juan Carlos Alvarez Del Castillo And Puerta

The final event of the day, the first qualifying round of the FEI Children’s International Classics Final, had the crowd rooting and cheering.  Show jumpers between the ages of 12 and 14 have traveled from near and far to go for the gold here in Guadalajara.  All aboard horses provided by the Mexican competitors, thirty-two children representing thirteen countries competed in the speed round.  Team Mexico secured both the first and third placings with ribbons going to Jose Maria Quintana and Patricio Pasquel, respectively.  New Zealand’s Sophie Townsend finished in second.  Riders will compete in a second qualifying round tomorrow, and the scores will be combined with those from today to determine the order of go for Saturday’s Final.

The action continues bright and early tomorrow morning at 8:00 am with The Judges Cup, set at 1.35m and followed by the 1.40m Guadalajara Cup.

Not able to make it to glorious Guadalajara?  Tune in online at 1:00 pm CST on the FEI YouTube channel for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, which will determine the class list for Saturday’s Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League event.


Thursday, January 26:    1:00PM CST – $35,000 LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™
Watch it live on FEI YouTube LIVE at

Friday, January 27:
        1:30PM CST – $35,000 – PASQUEL BROTHERS’ CUP
Watch it live on FEI YouTube LIVE at

Saturday, January 28:    1:30PM CST – $100,000 – LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™
Watch it LIVE at http://www.feitv.org/live

Watch it on YouTube LIVE at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea3TNOEqIwg


Facebook NOTE NEW URL: https://www.facebook.com/triplecopascappino

Longines Timing:  http://bit.ly/2itmZFO – includes FEI schedule, courses, order of go and results

Official Web site: http://www.feiworldcupmx.com/

FEI Children’s International Classics:
http://inside.fei.org/fei/events/fei-ch-inter-classics – the Final rules as well as the Event schedule can be found under ‘Final 2016’.  Also the list of qualified foreign athletes (16) for the Final is published there.

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