After a 2 week hiatus due to the holidays, it was time again for some international action last weekend. The first international show of the year took place in Sentower Park, Opglabbeek and that immediately resulted in some victories and placings for the Zangersheide horses! In fact, in the classes for young horses they managed to take no less than 4 of the 6 victories.
The most striking name was undoubtedly that of the 6-year-old gelding A Warrior Mury Marais Z, a son of Air Jordan Alpha Z and Quinar who was bred by Catherine De Buyl Insurance S.A. Under the saddle of Antoni Draga he already managed to win the opening class for the 5- and 6-year-old horses on Thursday and on Saturday during the final class Draga and A Warrior Mury Marais Z were also too strong for the competition. Furthermore, during this final class we also saw Joris Geenen on the podium with Shanghai van het Simsehof Z, a 5-year-old son of Sir Obolensky Z and Clintissimo Z who was bred by André Geenen. They managed to take a 3rd place.
On Friday it was Seppe Wouters who secured a victory with the 5-year-old Kannel Van Kerkom Z, a son of Kannan and Goodtimes who was bred by Jean Corswarem. In a table A against the clock, they were the only ones who managed to stay below the 60-second limit with their time. Wouters and Kannel Van Kerkom Z confirmed their form on Saturday with a 6th place in the final class.
During the opening day on Thursday, there was also a victory for Aurelia Guisson with the 8-year-old No Limit vh Legita Hof Z, a daughter of Nabab de Rêve and Berlin. They were the best in the class for the 7- and 8-year-old horses and beat Jeroen de Winter, amongst others, who claimed the 2nd place. He did this with the 8-year-old Karenina Z, a daughter of Kannan and Quick Star, who was bred by Hanna Remans. Wilm Vermeir and the 8-year-old Enola Gay Of Two Notes Z (Emerald Van 't Ruytershof x Chin Chin - B: Toby Huys) stranded just off the podium with a 4th place. On Saturday the duo did even better with a 3rd place.