Bryan Balsiger and Urbanus Z
Bryan Balsiger and Urbanus Z

Bryan Balsiger scores a double blue/yellow victory!

With a four-star show in Rouen and a three-star show in Valence, it were again busy days on French soil last weekend. At Valence's Hubside Jumping, the young Swiss rider Bryan Balsiger delivered some strong blue/yellow performances. Balsiger appeared at the start with four Zangersheide horses and with two of them he also managed to ensure a victory!

Balsiger achieved his first victory on Friday afternoon with the 9-year-old grey gelding Urbanus Z, a son of Ugano Sitte and Voltaire who was bred by Jozef Eyskens. In the 1.45m high Longines Ranking class of the CSI3* competition, Balsiger and Urbanus Z finished clear in 56.78 seconds, giving them just under a full second ahead of the competition. A day later, Balsiger and Urbanus Z again managed to reach a top placing, this time in the 1.45m/1.50m class. Again they managed to ensure a clear round which this time was good for a third place in the ranking.

Earlier on Saturday, Balsiger had already secured a second Zangersheide victory in another 1.45m high Longines Ranking class. This time he achieved that victory with the 10-year-old grey gelding Don Juan 111 Z, a son of Der Senaat 111 and Carthago Z out of the breeding farm of Harrie Theeuwes and Marc Hoesels. In a jump-off for which 12 combinations were able to qualify, Balsiger and Don Juan 111 Z finished clear and ended more than half a second ahead of the competition. During the opening day on Thursday they had already managed to secure a fifth place in the 1.50m class.

Balsiger also competed in Valence with the 9-year-old chestnut gelding Everest V'T Hof V Eversem Z (Epleaser van 't Heike x Concreto – B: Ronny Maes), with whom he already managed a few top placings last summer, including twice a second place in the three-star show of Verbier. This time there was a fourth place in the 1.50m main class on Friday after they managed to ensure a clear round in both the basic round and the jump-off.

Finally, the Portuguese Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida also managed to jump into the spotlight with the 10-year-old chestnut gelding Echos Son Z, a son of Echo van 't Spieveld and Nabab de Rêve who was bred by Niels Bruynseels. Almeida only started Echos Son Z twice, but this resulted in twice a third place in the ranking on both Thursday and Saturday.

 

Ce site utilise des cookies. De cette façon, nous pouvons faire en sorte que votre expérience de navigation soit encore plus agréable.
En savoir plus?