Dutch Victory On Opening Day of CSI2* Competition at Tops International Arena
The exciting CSI2* and CSIYH1* competitions kicked off today in the spectacular setting of Tops International Arena. Local and international riders were out in force, making the most of the superb facilities on offer at this purpose-built venue.
In the Big Tour 1.45m feature class, Dutch rider Doron Kuipers emerged victorious with the KWPN gelding Gallardo. Speaking after his characteristically fast round, Doron said
"I love the big arena, the stables are perfect and trucks can be parked close by. This day finishes on a good note. My horse is still quite green on this level and he starts to develop very well, all credits for him today!"
Brazilian LGCT rider Yuri Mansur Guerios took the runner up spot with Ibelle ASK.
Meanwhile, LGCT and GCL riders featured on the podium in the Medium Tour 1.40m class, with François Mathy Jr claiming top honours with the stallion Hello Diamant. Second place went to Wilm Vermeir with Gentiane de la Pomme, and Yuri Mansur Guerios continued his successful day with third place riding Humberto ASK.
Show jumping stars also competed in the Young Horse classes, with Denis Lynch clinching a fast victory in 29.30 seconds with the Inventa d’Or.
All the action can be streamed live throughout the weekend from Tops International Arena here.