Harrie Smolders (NED) & Zinius closed out the year with a major win this afternoon after taking top honors in the $179,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping CSI 5*-W, presented by Land Rover during the Jumping Mechelen in Belgium. The Dutchman showed once again why he has been a dominant force at the top of the sport, riding the 13-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood (KWPN) gelding (Nabab de Reve x Kannan) to their second flawless run in 38.19 seconds for the victory.
Henrik Von Eckermann (SWE) & Mary Lou 194 (Montendro x Portland L) clinched second place by registering no penalties and a time of 38.74 seconds during the jump-off.
Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) & Halifax van het Kluizebos (Heartbreaker x Fetiche du Pas) rounded out the top three when the duo crossed the finish line in 39.97 seconds after committing no penalties during the tiebreaker.
Photos: FEI / Dirk Caremans
Categories: Longines FEI World Cup Jumping