It came down to a six-way battle for the Individual medals, with five of the six contenders flying the Brazilian flag. Team Amarello’s Fonseca, Brasileiro and Hardman were joined by Giovanna Lara and team gold medallist Bernardo Braga, while Argentina’s Manuel Chechic also went through to the deciding jump-off when all six never touched a pole through five tough rounds of competition.
Chechic and Braga each had a fence down against the clock, while Lara finished just outside a podium placing when 14-year-old Fonseca produced the quickest time of 32.68 with the 11-year-old mare ACL Miss Mirage for the gold. Brasileiro clinched silver with Charleston Jmen when breaking the beam in 32.9 and Hardman took the bronze with Ravell Vila Fial in 35.23 seconds.