Marthe Heudens and Newton Van 't Zorgvliet win the Open Stallion Competition!

Top sport of the highest level tonight in Sentower Park during the Open Stallion competition, the denouement of the third day of The Zangersheide International. A total of 25 combinations took their chance during this 1.45m class, which also counted for the Longines ranking, and 15 of them managed to qualify for the jump-off after a clear round.

In that jump-off it went faster and faster with the Belgian lady rider Marthe Heudens and her 10-year-old BWP stallion Newton Van't Zorgvliet (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Balou du Rouet) as the final winners. Heudens rode a very strong jump-off with the breeding product of Jerry Braeckevelt and managed to blow the competition away with a clear round in 35.91 seconds.

With this performance she referred her compatriot Wilm Vermeir to a 2nd place in the ranking. Vermeir and his also 10-year-old Zangersheide stallion Enola Gay Of Two Notes Z, a son of Emerald van 't Ruyershof and Chin Chin who was bred by Toby Huys, had just taken over the lead with a finish time of 36.60 seconds, but in the end he had to settle with the first place of honor.

The 3rd place went to Koen Vereecke with the 13-year-old BWP stallion Kasanova de la Pomme, a son of Bamako de Muze and Malito de Reves who was bred by Geert Baertsoen from Haras de la Pomme. He also caused a spectacular jump-off and managed to stop the clock in 36.61 seconds.

Christian Ahlmann jumped to a 4th place with our 9-year-old stallion d'Aganix 2000 Z (Dominator 2000 Z x Aganix du Seigneur Z – B: Corthouts & Foriers) while the Brazilian rider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli followed in 5th place with the also 9-year-old stallion Comthago VDL (Comme Il Faut x Carthago Z – B: Wilhelm Kochs). 


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