The day’s only Masters One event saw a full card with 86 horses set to compete with their five-star pilots. Among them, 21 horses soared over the technically challenging track without fault. It was international podium veterans, Emanuele Gaudiano and Carlotta, who were able to seize the first victory of the Masters One at 1.45m.
“Carlotta is really a very fast mare. She has won more than 60 international events! Today was very good, we have a special arena but she didn’t care about that, she jumped very good. She’s very hot, full of blood and she fights for everything. It’s a very, very nice show.”
The first two events of the Longines Masters of Lausanne has been a reward for the Americans, who have traveled across the Atlantic to reach the shores of Lake Leman! The Star Spangled Banner has now echoed through the Lausanne arenas twice, honoring the nationality of two Ken Burkley students, Caroline Ratignan and Ella Bikoff. It’s the very beginning of the competition at Place Bellerive, but they have already made their mark in the first two rounds of the day.
Never two without three, the Masters Two 1.40m class was also won by American Katie Dinan. With her French gelding Tarioso Manciais, the young American secured first position by galloping through the times more than a second ahead of her competitors.
The Fourth to be crowned beside Lake Geneva was the rider from Spain, Patricia Segura, who shined in the 1.40m spotlight. The Spanish rider is now based in Geneva, Switzerland, while her horses are in Italy with Luca Maria Moneta, with whom she rides.
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