Andres Vereecke and nine-year-old Kashmira Z (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Libero H) took the win in the Belgian Cup for seniors. Kashmira Z, bred by Paul Blomme, made no single mistake in the final round and afterwards she rode a second clear in the 10-way jump-off. In 48.97 seconds Andres and Kashmira Z galloped through the finish, which was no less than 3 seconds faster than runner-up Jan Vermeiren (Le Blue Diamond van 't Ruytershof). Two weeks ago Andres and Kashmira Z also gained a third place in the two-star Grand Prix of Knokke Hippique.
The Belgian Cup for seven-year-old show jumpers also took place at Stal Hulsterlo last weekend. This time the gold medal was for Jan Vermeiren (Mr Uno-K van 't Kattenheye), by being the only one who cleared the jump-off. Arnaud Gaublomme and Esprit d’Intro Z (Elvis ter Putte x Erco van 't Roosakker) finished in second place. They completed their jump-off much faster, but due to four penalty points they had to settle for silver. The third place also went to a Z horse, more specifically to Nick Bossaerts’ Z Golden Girl Hero Z. This offspring of Zandor Z x Kashmir van Schuttershof has Electra van ’t Roosakker (1.60m with Jos Lansink) as her grand dam and comes out of the Usha van ’t Roosakker line.