Olivier Robert (FRA) and Eros won the €100,000 Massimo Dutti Prize CSI 5* last night during the CSI Casas Novas – A Coruña in La Corunã, Spain.
The French rider and the 14-year-old black Belgian Warmblood gelding (Querlybet Hero x Foreve) won triumphed in the 1.50m jump-off challenge after registering no penalties and a final time of 35.97 seconds. Robert, on the back of Eros, made it a great day for the French representation since two of the highest category trophies were won by riders from that country.
Germany went up to the podium for its first time in Casas Novas with the second position thanks to Christian Kukuk (GER) and Limoncello NT (Lord Caletto x Calido I), which were 26-hundredths slower than the eventual winners (36.23 seconds).
Jos Verlooy and Igor (Emerald van’t Ruytershof x Nabab de Reve) finished in third place, with no penalties and a jump-off time of 36.60 seconds.
The Dutch riders Maikel and Eric Van der Vleuten achieved the fourth and fifth places respectively, followed by Laura Renwick and Edwina Tops Alexander and the Belgian Françoise Mathy Ir.
Only 8 combinations out of the 37 had classified por the decisive round in the last prize of the day before crowded stands. With les than a second differences in many cases, the riders did their best to bring to a close the opening day of the XXXVII edition of the “coruñés” competition.
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Source: Press release from Oxersport
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Categories: CSI 5*