Original Article: Guatemala Times - Friday, 24 April 2009 15:43 Barbara Schieber
The Guatemalan team, composed by four riders, won the bronze medal today at the Pan American Endurance Championship in Uruguay 2009. Argentina won the gold medal and the US obtained silver.
The Guatemalan team is:
Fernando Paiz Larrave, horse: Balek El Tornado
Laura Paiz Larrave, horse: Princesa del Mirasol
Jaime Humberto Mansilla Vargas, horse: Julieta
Clarisa de Wit, horse: TBO Faisan
All Guatemalan participants in the equestrian endurance championship obtained positions among the first 20 finalists.
Fernando Paiz Larrave, horse: Balek El Tornado - position 9
Laura Paiz Larrave, horse: Princesa del Mirasol - position 6
Jaime Humberto Mansilla Vargas, horse: Julieta - position 13
Clarisa de Wit, horse: TBO Faisan - position 12
Janio Jonston individual competitor - position 19
Andres Primo Gonzales, competitor junior category - position 12
The competition among the participating countries was fierce, riders from Argentine, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, U.S., Canada, Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Guatemala, England, Belgium, Malaysia, the King of Malaysia was also a competitor.
Guatemala has been improving it's performance in equestrian endurance at international events every year for the last 4 years.
Today is a very special day, beating, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay who have very tough and experienced teams, is a dream come true for the Guatemalan riders.
We send the team our warmest congratulations! Job well done.
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