Youth: Italy third in the Cup at Wierden
Italy of the Young Riders has closed with an excellent third place in the Cup of Nations that took place May 31, at the CSIO youth Wierden in the Netherlands. The team under the orders of the head of team Marco Bergomi closed with only 4 penalties. Bianca Gresele on Amarillo (4/0) composed the cup quartet; Olimpia Bargagni on J’Espere van ter Pamelen (8/0); Giorgia Failla on Vadetta Dh Z (0/0) and Michele Previtali on Cartaire Z (0 / Np). At the end of a barrage between the Netherlands and Norway, the victory of the competition went to the home team that closed without errors, while the second place to the Norwegians. Seven teams in the field.
“A cup made a bit ‘more complicated – said the team leader Marco Bergomi – the long wait due to the storm that fell on Wierden in the afternoon (which has delayed tomorrow to the Jun Cup and slip in the evening that YR ed. ). Excellent performance of the Italian team, which after the four penalties of the first run, packs a perfect second round with the first three pairs that do not make mistakes allowing Previtali (fourth to enter the field) to save his horse for tomorrow’s Grand Prix . Even Bianca Gresele and Olimpia Bargagni have improved their performance with an excellent second path without errors. It was good to see that everyone contributed to the team’s result. During the race the team spirit was strongly perceived as evidence of the great harmony that reigns at this moment in the youth representatives. A good test of concentration that allowed the Blues to improve their performance, thanks to the “video analysis” of the routes between the first and second rounds, together with the federal technician and the instructors (a new feature introduced in the transfers of Team Italia from this CSIO). Several positive signs from this young team: the double zero of Giorgia Failla in her debut in the Cup, the important recovery after the long injury of one of the “columns” of last season, Michele Previtali. Good performance also for the other two girls in a cup debut “.
Also in today’s day the pony blue team got the sixth place in the Nations Cup. The team led by the team leader Giuseppe Forte and formed by Lorenzo Patrese du Dalton van de Kruishoeve (6/4); Chiara Saleri on Vales Blue Melody (9/11), Bianca Ciocca on Saphir de Cormeilles (0/4) and Lorenzo Correddu on Tamar (4/8) ended the race with 26 total penalties. Victory for Ireland (3), followed by Great Britain (5) and the Netherlands (12). Eight teams at the start.
Worth mentioning in the big trial reserved for Young Rider was the placement of Luigi Del Prete, who on the saddle at Chonny obtained the fifth place in the classification (4; 76 “75).