CSI 5*

Maikel van der Vleuten & Dana Blue Dominate €24,700 Patache d’Aux Prize CSI 5* at Brussels Stephex Masters

2018. Brussels Patache Stephex Masters CSI Maikel vd Vleuten & Dana Blue Jeroen Willems

After winning the opening five-star competition yesterday and then following up with a third place-finish in the Grand Prix qualifier presented by Carlsberg, Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) continued his winning ways by taking the top honours in Friday’s  1.45m  €24,700 Patache d’Aux Prize CSI 5*.

The world ranking class had 38 horse-and-rider combinations in it, and setting off as number six in the ring Van der Vleuten took the lead with a time of 57.71 seconds aboard the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare Dana Blue (Mr. Blue x Hemmingway). No one could catch the Dutch rider, who now leads the way on the CSI 5* Leading Rider standings.

Eugenio Garza Perez (MEX) on Bariano (Jetset-D x Skippy) were the closest ones, finishing second flawlessly in 59.09 seconds.

Third place was claimed by Denis Lynch (IRL) on RMF Fairview (Alimo x unknown) after a penalty-free run in 59.25 seconds.

For full results, click here.

Source: Press release by Brussels Stephex Masters

Photo © Jeroen Willems