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Las Piedras Costa Rica – 8 April 2017

Mixed emotions for the participants

Finca las Piedras, Cañas Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Saturday 8 April 2017.

First race to kick off was the CEN 40km with 14 starters for the two loops, 24 and 16km.
Andres Ramirez (Ghalib) came first before Frank Jenkins (Tilahary) and Esteban Miranda (Shaheer).

Seven debutantes took part in the CEN 20km over two loops.
Podium places were for Sofia Muniz (Tica Linda), Daniel Gonzalez (Nabil) and Fernando Ramirez (Fatima).

At 16:00 the start was given for the CEI3* 160km with five loops (40, 40, 32, 32 and 16km) stretching through the plain of Guanacaste areas of cane and rice.
Three starters but no finishers.
First leader Jorge Calvo (Janin) was the first to retire into the second loop, failed to complete. He got lost in the second loop, even though signalization was considered excellent, and decided to retire after the judges got him back on the right track.
Carlos Sanchez (Capo) didn’t reach halfway and retired with metabolic.
Same medical conditions for Justin Mejias (Bavaria) but the hard part was this happened at the final vet check after 160 km.

Later that day at 19:00 for the CEI2* 120 km the start was given both for junior and senior and divided into four loops 40, 32, 32, and 16km.

Byron Perez (Al Marah Cordelia) was the first leader in the senior category which had four starters.
His lead on his rivals was an astonishing twenty minutes after the first loop.
In second position was Sandra Ulloa Alpizar (Aragon) with Emilio Lopez (Rolex) close behind.

For the next loops positions stayed the same but the time differences changed. The lead was cut each loop dramatically and the new leader prior the final loop was Emilio Lopez who had a slight advantage of six seconds on Sandra Ulloa Alpizar. Early leader saw his big advantage at the beginning of the race changing into a minute deficit.
Finally, it was Emilio Lopez who had the best horse and crossed the line seven minutes (average speed 18.04 km/h) before Byron Perez with Sandra Ulloa Alpizar a good minute further back.

The CEI2* for juniors had only one starter, so it was for Jorge Gonzalez (Mareth) a matter of nursing his horse, not to do silly things to finish the line and take victory which he did with an average speed of 16.26 km/h.

Also scheduled was a CEN 120km national race with in this only saw two starters.
Early leader Hector Salas (Comanche) had to retire after two loops which cleared the path for sole survivor Juan Moren (Palidejo) to become winner with an average speed of 14.88 km/h.

Last race to start was the CEN 80km at 23:00 with ten riders over three loops of 32, 32 and 16 km.
Two riders came in together after the first loop: Emilio Anchia (Stetson) and Carlos Alvarez (Libertador). Because of a slightly better recovery time Emilio took the lead but after the second loop his race was over because of metabolic.

Antonio Munoz (Diamante) arrived first after the second loop but his longer recovery time meant he would start third in the final loop.

At this stage, Carlos Alvarez was still leading with Mariela Martine (Regalo) only eight seconds behind and Antonio Munoz another 30 seconds back.

Speeds for the previous loop were around 19/20 km/h and increased a lot with the winner Antonio measuring an average of 28.69 km/h for the last loop and his overall average of 20.81 km/h.
This high was too much for the other competitors who crossed the line just under a minute after him with in a close sprint rewarding Mariela Martine second place and Carlos Alvarez finishing third.

The Costa Rican Equestrian Federation is consistently working to improve endurance riding and therefore together with the Endurance Committee of Costa Rica they are organising courses to be held in Guanacaste, Costa Rica from 28 July till 2 August 2017.
The course is suitable for all interested to upgrade or maintain their status of steward, judge, or technical delegate.

Race report made with the assistance of Dr. Emiliano Alonso Arguedas Zamora
Photo credit: Dr. Emiliano Alonso Arguedas Zamora


Las Piedras Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
Canas CEN 20km
1stSofia MunizCRCTica LindaFinca San Antonio
2ndDaniel GonzalezCRCNabilFinca San Antonio
3rdFernando RamirezCRCFatimaFinca San Antonio
Canas CEN 40km
1stAndres RamirezCRCGhalibFinca San Antonio
2ndFrank JenkinsCRCTilaharyNiko SA
3rdEsteban MirandaCRCShaheerRicardo Ulloa
Canas CEN 80km
1stAntonio MunozCRCDiamanteFernando Ulloa
2ndMariela MartineCRCRegaloHernan Martinez
3rdAntonio MunozCRCDiamanteMarcial Zamora
Canas CEN 120km
1stJuan MorenCRCPalidejoRafa Chavarria
Canas CEIYJ2* 120km
1stJorge GonzalezCRCMarethJorge Eduardo
Canas CEI2* 120km
1stEmilio LopezCRCRolexFernando Ulloa
2ndByron PerezCRCAl Marah CordeliaFinca San Antonio
3rdSandra Ulloa AlpizarCRCAragonFernando Ulloa

 

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Las Piedras Costa Rica – 8 April 2017

Mixed emotions for the participants

Finca las Piedras, Cañas Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Saturday 8 April 2017.

First race to kick off was the CEN 40km with 14 starters for the two loops, 24 and 16km.
Andres Ramirez (Ghalib) came first before Frank Jenkins (Tilahary) and Esteban Miranda (Shaheer).

Seven debutantes took part in the CEN 20km over two loops.
Podium places were for Sofia Muniz (Tica Linda), Daniel Gonzalez (Nabil) and Fernando Ramirez (Fatima).

At 16:00 the start was given for the CEI3* 160km with five loops (40, 40, 32, 32 and 16km) stretching through the plain of Guanacaste areas of cane and rice.
Three starters but no finishers.
First leader Jorge Calvo (Janin) was the first to retire into the second loop, failed to complete. He got lost in the second loop, even though signalization was considered excellent, and decided to retire after the judges got him back on the right track.
Carlos Sanchez (Capo) didn’t reach halfway and retired with metabolic.
Same medical conditions for Justin Mejias (Bavaria) but the hard part was this happened at the final vet check after 160 km.

Later that day at 19:00 for the CEI2* 120 km the start was given both for junior and senior and divided into four loops 40, 32, 32, and 16km.

Byron Perez (Al Marah Cordelia) was the first leader in the senior category which had four starters.
His lead on his rivals was an astonishing twenty minutes after the first loop.
In second position was Sandra Ulloa Alpizar (Aragon) with Emilio Lopez (Rolex) close behind.

For the next loops positions stayed the same but the time differences changed. The lead was cut each loop dramatically and the new leader prior the final loop was Emilio Lopez who had a slight advantage of six seconds on Sandra Ulloa Alpizar. Early leader saw his big advantage at the beginning of the race changing into a minute deficit.
Finally, it was Emilio Lopez who had the best horse and crossed the line seven minutes (average speed 18.04 km/h) before Byron Perez with Sandra Ulloa Alpizar a good minute further back.

The CEI2* for juniors had only one starter, so it was for Jorge Gonzalez (Mareth) a matter of nursing his horse, not to do silly things to finish the line and take victory which he did with an average speed of 16.26 km/h.

Also scheduled was a CEN 120km national race with in this only saw two starters.
Early leader Hector Salas (Comanche) had to retire after two loops which cleared the path for sole survivor Juan Moren (Palidejo) to become winner with an average speed of 14.88 km/h.

Last race to start was the CEN 80km at 23:00 with ten riders over three loops of 32, 32 and 16 km.
Two riders came in together after the first loop: Emilio Anchia (Stetson) and Carlos Alvarez (Libertador). Because of a slightly better recovery time Emilio took the lead but after the second loop his race was over because of metabolic.

Antonio Munoz (Diamante) arrived first after the second loop but his longer recovery time meant he would start third in the final loop.

At this stage, Carlos Alvarez was still leading with Mariela Martine (Regalo) only eight seconds behind and Antonio Munoz another 30 seconds back.

Speeds for the previous loop were around 19/20 km/h and increased a lot with the winner Antonio measuring an average of 28.69 km/h for the last loop and his overall average of 20.81 km/h.
This high was too much for the other competitors who crossed the line just under a minute after him with in a close sprint rewarding Mariela Martine second place and Carlos Alvarez finishing third.

The Costa Rican Equestrian Federation is consistently working to improve endurance riding and therefore together with the Endurance Committee of Costa Rica they are organising courses to be held in Guanacaste, Costa Rica from 28 July till 2 August 2017.
The course is suitable for all interested to upgrade or maintain their status of steward, judge, or technical delegate.

Race report made with the assistance of Dr. Emiliano Alonso Arguedas Zamora
Photo credit: Dr. Emiliano Alonso Arguedas Zamora


Las Piedras Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
Canas CEN 20km
1stSofia MunizCRCTica LindaFinca San Antonio
2ndDaniel GonzalezCRCNabilFinca San Antonio
3rdFernando RamirezCRCFatimaFinca San Antonio
Canas CEN 40km
1stAndres RamirezCRCGhalibFinca San Antonio
2ndFrank JenkinsCRCTilaharyNiko SA
3rdEsteban MirandaCRCShaheerRicardo Ulloa
Canas CEN 80km
1stAntonio MunozCRCDiamanteFernando Ulloa
2ndMariela MartineCRCRegaloHernan Martinez
3rdAntonio MunozCRCDiamanteMarcial Zamora
Canas CEN 120km
1stJuan MorenCRCPalidejoRafa Chavarria
Canas CEIYJ2* 120km
1stJorge GonzalezCRCMarethJorge Eduardo
Canas CEI2* 120km
1stEmilio LopezCRCRolexFernando Ulloa
2ndByron PerezCRCAl Marah CordeliaFinca San Antonio
3rdSandra Ulloa AlpizarCRCAragonFernando Ulloa

 

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