Preview: Belgian Championships – Who will Follow in Nicola Philippaerts Footsteps?

2018. Preview Belgian Championships Nicola Philippaerts & H&M Chilli Willi Zangersheide.jpg

Last year it was top sport at its finest: Nicola Philippaerts and H&M Chilli Willi were the only combination that managed to jump 4 clear rounds during the Belgian Championship. They earned well-deserved gold, although their victory was no surprise: a week before they jumped to a fourth place in the Grand Prix of Lausanne and also this year the combination managed to impress multiple times, earning them a ticket for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon…

Since the definite entries are allowed until 3 September 2018 it will be hard to predict the next Belgian Champion, but we are more than pleased to announce the riders selected for participation. As foreseen in the National Jumping Regulations 2018, 10 riders were selected from the ranking of the Grand Prix Gold League competitions. In addition, another 30 riders from the Belgian ranking (dated 1 September 2017 until 27 August 2018) were selected, including all riders who selected themselves via a participation in a CSIO 3* or of higher level.

For Belgian Senior Championships entries, please click here.

Source: Press release by Nathalie de Martin for Zangersheide

Photo: © Zangersheide