Maverick Van Lent and Gieke de Cour au Bois
Maverick Van Lent and Gieke de Cour au Bois

Van Lent and Torstenson win the CSIU25 classes!

The starting signal was given this morgning at the Ramiro Z arena with a CSIU25 1m30 class. In this two phase special we saw an integral Belgian stage. Maverick van Lent was much faster than the competition with a 2.5 second lead. Van Lent could count on Gieke de Cour au Bois, a daughter of For Passion d'Ive Z, with whom he finished in 28.58 seconds. Mathieu-Maxim Goossens took second place. He finished in 31.06 seconds with his gelding Ghostbuster (Indoctro x Chin Chin). Elodie Guillaume completed the podium. She could count on her mare Mirra (Baedeker x Carthago), with whom she managed to set a finish time of 31.23 seconds.

Also for the CSIU25 1m35 class, course designer Bernard Matthy had provided a two phase special. This time the win was for the Swede Joel Torstenson. Torstenson finished the course quick and clear with his mare Il Rossa Di Costa (Hooch DK x Pierrot) in 35.05 seconds. He was closely followed by the Swiss lady rider Morgane Dassio who finished in 35.15 seconds with her chestnut mare Dyrka Du Carry (Siryus De Bavoz x Ruyblas). Finally, the French lady rider Charlotte Spaas Levallois took home the third place. She finished with Jonas du Petit Vivier (Nonstop x Perhaps vh Molenvondel) in 36.46 seconds.

The six-year-old horses also competed again today in the CSIYH 6-year-olds class. Here it was Anthony Wellens who managed to cash in his third victory in Lanaken. With Quinao v/d Potaarde (Prince van de Wolfsakker x Le Tot de Semilly) he finished effortlessly in 26 seconds round and thus remained well ahead of the competition. For the French lady rider Laura Monier there was a second place. She managed to win the class yesterday with Amira, a bay daughter of All Music x Damarco, but today she had to acknowledge her superior in Wellens and Quinao in 27.88 seconds. The Swedish lady rider Kim Martén took third place. She finished with Aristocrat (Armitago x Numero Uno) in 28.30 seconds.

Furthermore, there were also two CSI1* 1m15 classes on the program. In this table A directly on time we saw a Danish lady rider taking the win in the first part. Rosemarie Heering called on Luigi (Lamentos x Concetto), who brought her to the finish line in 56.97 seconds. For the Dutch lady rider Sofie van den Broek there was a second place in 58.56 seconds with the Zangersheide bred Cupcake Z. This Chacco Blue x Caretano Z daughter was bred by the Wilmes family. Third place also went to a Z horse thanks to the Irish lady rider Rachel Gredley and her Alicante Z (Air Jordan Z x Darco). The breeding product of Jannie Weisbjerg finished in 59.97 seconds.

In the second part there was another Belgian victory thanks to lady rider Marie-Maxence Bouckaert. She took home the gold in 57.19 seconds and thus led an integral female podium with Dilemne de la Licorne (Jacco x Osmium). For the Dutch Kelly van Wijk there was a second place in 58.82 seconds with Kitona De Muze, a daughter of Vigo d'Arsouilles x Tinka's Boy. Finally, Belgium's lady rider Chloe Vicini was able to take third place. She finished with Jackpot du Bois Madame (Peppermill x Elvis Ter Putte) in 61.19 seconds.

The day ended at the Almé Z arena with a CSI1* 1m25 class. In this two phase special, it was the Belgian lady rider Florence de Radigues who took the win. She therefore saddled Kiss Me DV (Ustinov x Cartier vd Heffinck) and finished in 28.31 seconds with the 12-year-old bay mare. The Austrian Benjamin Saurugg finished just under 16 hundredths slower with the Zangersheide bred Chique PS Z. This daughter of Crowntano Z x Quidam De Revel was bred by Peter Simons and convincingly took second place. Third place also went to a Z horse thanks to Philip Gysbrechts and his home-bred Qute of Greenhill Z. This daughter of Quilimbo x Clintissimo Z finished in 28.65 seconds.

 

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