Live report from Team Thailand at FEI World Jumping Challenge FINAL 2013, Caracas, Venezuela (End of Day 3 / 20 June 2013)
Thai jumper Siengsaw Lertratanachai and horse Templario climbed up to 3rd place today after a clear round in the 2nd qualifier for Semi-Final with time 68.35 sec! With 4 penalties in the 1st qualifier, Siengsaw ended up at 6th place.
"Thanks to my coach Akkasit today. He was very calm and did make a good plan so we had a good clear round finally! Templario is one of the hardest horse in this competition. We are getting familiar to each other so I can ride him easier and hopefully it comes out fine in the Semi-Final round," said Siengsaw.
Siengsaw Lertratanachai THA and Templario in 2nd qualifier for Semi-Final. Siengsaw ended up placing 6th after two qualifier rounds. Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/SiamSport
Siengsaw THA got 3rd place in today's qualifier after Janine Khoo SIN and Philippe Burckel MRI who won 1st and 2nd place. Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/SiamSport
The winning rosette for Siengsaw
Finally we see Thai flag on the pole!! it's surely a good sign! :) Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/SiamSport
Another Asian rider Janine Khoo from Singapore also took great result today as she ended up taking the 1st place after her wonderful clear rounds with After Eight Z in both qualifiers. She is also the only rider who has the clean clear rounds for 2 days.
The mighty Colombian Santiago Diaz surprisingly took 2 rails down in the 2nd qualifier so he was placed 7th after 2 rounds.
Tomorrow will be the Semi-Final competition 125 cm height which starts at 2pm. Riders will be using the same horse they have drawn before the warm-up competition. With only 12 riders qualified into this round, the competition will even be more intense!! Stay tuned for more updates!!
Janine Khoo SIN and After Eight Z won the 2 qualifier rounds being the only rider in the competition with zero penalties. Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/SiamSport
Asian Smiles at Caracas! (left to right) Team Singapore - Roy Ibrahim (coach), Janine Khoo & Team Thailand - Siengsaw Lertratanachai and coach Akkasit Tiatrakul (coach). Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/SiamSport
Results after two rounds. 12 riders will pass to Semi-final competition tomorrow. Photo courtesy of Onuma Vechkun/SiamSport