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No jump-off, no problem for Salvador Onate in Leon

Sunday, 09 February 2020
CSI4*-W Leon 2020

Photo © FEI/Rodrigo Ceceña. Salvador Onate and Beautiful Red stood all alone at the top of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Leon (MEX) on 8 February 2020 at the Leon Country Club. Photo © FEI/Rodrigo Ceceña.

 

Press release from FEI written by Catie Staszak


 

Salvador Onate (MEX) did what no one else could in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Leon (MEX). He secured a victory aboard Beautiful Red (Casall x Colman) with a single time fault, as no other rider could leave all of the jumps up over Anderson Lima’s (BRA) challenging track.

No jump-off was needed to determine a winner. Onate and his mount finished on a first-round score of 1 and a time of 83.88 seconds, less than a second over the 83-second time allowed. Arturo Parada Vallejo (MEX) was the fastest rider on the day, finishing second with 4 faults in 78.72 seconds riding Tarzan d'Ivraie (Kannan x Fol Avril). Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado (MEX) finished third with Just Nice van het Indihoff (Deauville De La Vie x Toulon); that duo also had a 4-fault score, but their time was slightly slower (79.40 seconds).

"As soon as I walked the course, I knew there would only be maybe one or two clear rounds. In the ring, I knew I had to take my time and that it would be better for me to take my time and maybe have a time fault, and I had to gamble a bit with that." Salvador Onate said. 

“There were some pretty amazing riders [behind me], and I thought there would be at least one clear,” he added. “It all worked out in the end.”

Onate had nothing but praise for his mount, who has stepped up while his top horse Big Red is en route to Europe to make a bid for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN).

“She just rose to the challenge,” he explained. “It was a pretty tough course—very technical. She just jumped her heart out. She did amazing.”

The win held special meaning for Onate, as he both owns and resides on the Leon venue property. A year ago, Onate finished second with Big Red in the same event.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “To win a World Cup anywhere, let alone in my hometown—it’s just amazing. I can’t explain how much it means.”

The 2019/2020 North American League hosts its final qualifying event on the east coast in Ocala (USA) on 8 March 2020.

 

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