The 1st qualifier to Semi-final started today with only 4 pairs from 21 did a good clear round. Colombian rider Santiago Diaz Ortega won again today, followed by Phillippe from Republic of Mauritius. New Zealand rider Rebekah came Third while Janine from Singapore came Fourth. Siengsaw and Templario placed 9th after taking 1 rail down with time 78.66 sec.
Tomorrow is the 2nd qualifier for Semi-final starting at 3pm. Only 60% of the riders will be qualified to the Semi-Final round which is scheduled on 21 June.
Siengsaw said after the competition:
"All horses are fast and jump good. My horse Templario was big and slow but also jump good. We were very close to a clear round today, but then, at the black horsey chess fence, we kick it very soft and it roll over. This was the same fence we kicked yesterday. We are trying our best tomorrow to get into the top 13 for the semi-final."
Stay tuned for more updates!
A Course of the Day: 1st Qualifier for Semi-Final
Siengsaw and Akkasit from Team Thailand walking the course. Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/Siamsports
There they meet again! Mr. Ramin Shafiee IRI, the Course Designer of FEI World Jumping Challenge Final 2013.
Team Thailand :) Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/Siamsports
Janine Khoo SIN and After Eight Z came at 4th place. Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/Siamsports
Siengsaw Lertratanachai THA on Templario in 9th place. Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/Siamsports
Results from the 1st Qualifier for Semi-Final (19 June 2013)