This afternoon, the CSI2* Grand Prix sponsored by Hippo TV & Verwaest & Cofabel & Catwalk was the second last international class of this edition. 52 combinations started in this class, but only three of them were able to qualify for the jump off. In the end, only the three P(i)eters from the class made it through.
Pieter Vandierendonck ride his fourteen-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare Elini vh Costersveld (Quite Easy x Clinton) to a 38.14 sec jump off time but had one fault. Peter Moloney also had a fault with his Vleut x Couleur-Rubin mare Victoria and took the third place with a 38.54 sec. time.
The only one who left all the fenced untouched was Pieter Devos. The rider rode a flashing jump off with Flash, his eight-year-old KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Indoctro. A clear ride would have been enough, but Pieter, last one to start in the jump off, stopped the clock at 35.40 seconds. A beautiful winner and a promising result now that the CSI3* Grand Prix has started.
On top of the prize money and the beautiful Kletz trophy, Pieter also received the keys to a John Deere minitractor from Patrick Caenepeel from Cofabel. The tractor will be at the disposition of the rider for one year.
Text: Kim Schoukens – Ekimedias
Picture: Kristof Wellekens – Fotoroyal