Brazil Wins South American Games Gold, Argentina Silver, Chile Bronze

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acreditacion_06-03-2014-153258_200x150SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 8, 2014–Brazil won gold, Argentina silver and Chile bronze in the South American Games Nations Cup at Prix St. Georges Saturday, to qualify teams for the 2015 Pan American Games.

The three teams were the only entrants in dressage at the Quillota Cavalry School, though there were individual combinations from Ecuador and Uruguay. The top two teams from the Americas at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France in August will also qualify for the Pan Ams as will three nations from the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico Nov. 16-19.

The results of the South American Games team competition:

BRAZIL – Gold – 68.279%
Leandro Aparecido da Silva/Dicaprio – 69.770%
Joao Victor Oliva/Xama dos Pinhais – 67.665%
Joao Paulo dos Santos/Veleiro do Top – 67.402%
Pia Aragao/Zepelim Interagro – (66.513%)

ARGENTINA – Silver – 65.504%
Florencia Manfredi/Bandurria Kacero – 66.283%
Vera Protzen/Country Night – 65.230%
Cesar Lopardo/Tyara – 65.000%
Jaqueline Posse/Isaprinz – (55.625%)

CHILE – Bronze – 64.704%
Virginia Yarur/El Dorado – 68.915%
Oscar Coddou/Amarillo – 62.730%
Julio Fonseca/Wettkoenig – 62.467%
Ana Maria Moreno/Santanyi – (62.402%)

INDIVIDUALS
Carolina Espinoza Navarro ECU Amadeo – 62.533%
Julio Alvarez URU Aladino – 60.132%
Ana Maria Espinosa ECU Tambo Merlin – 56.382%
Ricardo Monje URU S.V.R. Basalto – 55.263%

Members of the ground jury were Mercedes Campdera of Mexico, Max Piraino Lyon of Chile, Marian Cunningham of Peru and Claudia Moreira Mesquita of Brazil.

Preliminary individual at Intermediate 1 will be held Sunday and the Intermediate Freestyle to decide individual medals on Tuesday.