60 participants took part in the 1.45m leveled course of the two-star Grand Prix in Bonheiden. Only five of these horse and rider combinations galloped through the finish with a clear round. Kenneth Cheng from Hong Kong performed the first clear jump-off with his ten-year-old Tyson AZ in a good chrono of 42.15 seconds. It immediately resulted a provisional first place for this son of Tsar Hero x For Hero de Hus, born at Dorien Aegten. The fastest jump-off came from Dieter Vermeiren and Piepke 111 Z (Plot Blue x Lord Z). They got the job done in 41.04 seconds, but unfortunately a bar fell out of the spoons along the way, referring them to third place. Also Brent Gaublomme (Caol Ila Birdavenue) couldn’t keep Kenneth Cheng and Tyson AZ from winnning their first GP and became second. The Dutch rider Bart De Bruijn finished sixth with Air Max (originally Asta Z, Air Nike Z x Vigo d'Arsouilles) due to one time penalty in the first round.
Arnaud Gaublomme and Plato de Muze Z became the vice winners of Saturday’s main class. Plato is an eight-year-old son of Plot Blue out of Iphigeneia de Muze (Erco van 't Roosakker), who also jumped to a second place at 1.50m level under Grégory Wathelet in Waregem last weekend.
Vincent Dings and the self-bred Cream Couleur Z (Cream On Top x Vanoverbeek) won the 1.40m speed class. Arthur Gustavo Da Silva followed in third place with Casanova Z, by Coltaire Z x Caretino. In addition, Casanova Z wasn’t the only Coltaire Z daughter with good results in Bonheiden. C Berriz Z (sd: Naturel) also secured two victories at 1.30m level with her Portuguese rider Francisco Rocha at the reins.
The Quintessence Z x Concorde offspring, bred by J.J.W.M.G. Monden from the Netherlands were placed in the 1.10m classes. Quint Z took two second places with his French lady rider Carla Arcq. Quincy Z became third and fourth under Sayed Adnan Baqer Al Alawi from Bahrain.