Eindhoven, The Netherlands – June 02, 2019 – Michael Greeve (NED) and Turbo Z won the €60,600 VDL Groep Grand Prix of Eindhoven CSI 3* last Sunday afternoon during the CSI Eindhoven 3* in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Course desidgner Henk Linders (NED) and his team built a 1.55m class on the grass slope of the Karpendonkse Plassen that demanded the necessary control and power from the participating combinations. Especially the triple jump and the double jump induced penalty points. Fourteen of the fifty-four starters eventually obtained a jump-off ticket.
Michael Greeve (NED) & Turbo Z
The Dutchman and the 10-year-old bay Zangersheide stallion (Thunder vd Zuuthoeve x Renville) not only completed the decisive flawlessly but also registered the fastest time of 44.59 seconds for the victory.
“I was thinking with Frank Schuttert beforehand that it would be nice if we won the GP in turns. It is of course fortunate that it now really works out that way, “says the winner. Greeve already won the final piece of CSI Eindhoven in 2017. Schuttert claimed the win in 2016 and 2018.
Second place was claimed by Pieter Clemens (BEL) and Cuidam (Verdi x Chellano) backed by two penalty-free efforts, the second one in 44.80 seconds.
Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Classic Dream (Colestus x Inster Graditz) rounded out the top three with no penalties, being just nine-hundredths of a second slower than the latter two.
Turn on the Turbo
“Well built boys,” Greeve says with a smile as he passes the team of course builders. “The triple jump was favorable for my horse, but the double was indeed a joker. Two years ago I won the Grand Prix here with Whitney, but she is now enjoying her retirement. Turbo Z is a worthy successor. He is now ten years old and ready for higher work. Everything fell into place in the jump-off, I was able to give fine gas “.
Michael Greeve (NED) & Turbo Z during the awards ceremony
Greeve is full of praise: “The organization makes an enormous effort to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The location here on the water is abnormal. The terrain is very large, but there is still a friendly atmosphere. The chairman of CSI Eindhoven, Peter Slaats, agrees that the atmosphere of the competition is partly responsible for the success. “In addition to horse lovers, we have again received a large audience, guests and expats from the area. Who don’t have much to do with the equestrian sport, but who visibly enjoyed the great sport and the beautiful weather ”.
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Source: Press release (edited) from CSI Eindhoven
Photos: © CSI Eindhoven / Digishots
Categories: CSI 3*