CSI 5*

Dominique Hendrickx & Vintadge de La Roque Supreme in €50,200 Bang & Olufsen Prize CSI 5* at Brussels Stephex Masters

2019. Stephex Masters CSI 5 B&O Dominique Hendrickx & Vintadge de La Roque Scoopdyga PC

Meise, Belgium – August 29, 2019 – Dominique Hendrickx (BEL) made it a popular home win in Thursday’s €50,200 Bang & Olufsen Prize CSI 5* during the Brussels Stephex Masters CSI 5*/3*/2* at Stephex Stables in Meise, Belgium.

Coming off a strong summer season, Hendrickx rode the 10-year-old Selle Français gelding, Vintadge de La Roque (Kannan x Galoubet A) to yet another victory. Coming in as fifth to go, Hendrickx delivered a strong performance in the 1.50m speed challenge, stopping the timers at 63.02 seconds, a time none of the other 42 riders could catch.

“Normally he wins a class at every show,” Henrickx smiled – referring to Vintadge de La Roque’s winning streak throughout the summer.

“I know I have a really fast horse, he is quick from the ground,” Hendrickx commented after his win. “I had a really good distance from fence one to two, I lost a little time for the combination but all the rest was smooth and it went according to plan. The last fence you still had to jump though, it was a big fence and it was also a difficult turn to it – but we managed to get the first distance there,” he explained about his round.

2019. Stephex Masters CSI 5 Cel B&O Dominique Hendrickx & Vintadge de La Roque Scoopdyga PC

Dominique Hendrickx (BEL) during the awards ceremony

“I’m super motivated! It’s one of the nicest shows in Belgium, and Stephan does a lot for the sport – which we appreciate! It’s not always easy to get into these shows, and that is why I am so motivated to make the best out of it,” Hendrickx said.

Hendrickx left world-class riders behind him: Scott Brash (GBR) finished in second place with Hello Shelby (Stolzenberg x For Pleasure), 0.09 seconds off the winning time, while Harrie Smolders (NED) rode Cas 2 (Indoctro x Numero Uno) to third place backed by a clean performance and a time of 63.96 seconds.

Source: News release from Brussels Stephex Masters

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