Rodrigo Pessoa
Rodrigo Pessoa

Furusiyya Nation's Cup Final in Barcelona

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Furusiyya Nation's Cup Final in Barcelona

First of all I would like to thank Furusiyya for their support in the Nation's Cup series during this inaugural year.

Secondly I would like to congratulate the FEI and the Jumping Comittee on the formula of the final which proved to be very exiting and the provider of great sport, like every new concept little adjustments have to be made but the foundation of the concept is very good.

Now let's talk about the Brazilian team which concluded this first final in second place behind a worthy French team.

Our first round on Friday was almost perfect while Citizenguard Cadjanine and AD Bogeno jumped clears, Clouwni and Marlon had 1 time fault and Calavda had a refusal and Eduardo had to dismount we nevertheless finished on top which proved we were in good form and hoping for a good result.

On to the final were the best eight teams came back in reverse order so we would go last on a big course set by the course builder which by the way did a great job all along the week.

I started the team with a very small 4 faults round on the oxer before the triple really a shame because my mare Cadjanine jumped two fantastic rounds this week and is confirming her form from the beginning of the month.

Eduardo improved on his first round scoring 12 but definetly his horse does not have a lot of experiance at this level but is for sure a pair to follow in view of the WEG of next year.

Marlon produced a very nice round just having 1 on clock but with a horse that is improving from round to round.

Doda and Bogeno was our last pair to go and his task was the toughest one because he had to go clear to win, the French had put in solid rounds so he had no margin he unfortunatly had a small fault out of the Longines double but brought his horse home with a valueble 4 faults which at the end gave us the second place behind France and in front of the Irish team.

All in all our balance is very positive and we will continue working hard to get better and consolidate our combinations.

I could not close this small resume without thanking our chef d'equipe Jean Maurice which is always enthousiast and supportive our vet Rogerio and our grooms that did a fantastic job as always.

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