Lanaken, Belgium – September 21, 2019 – Rob Heiligers (NED) and Cassius Clay VDV Z won the €25,2000 Zangersheide Sires of the World Grand Prix yesterday during the 25th annual FEI WBFSH World Jumping Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium.
Rob Heiligers (NED) receiving the Sires of the World Trophy from Judy-Ann Melchior
The Dutchman and the 9-year-old grey Zangersheide stallion (Calvino Z x Wolfgang) topped five other combinations in the jump-off by being the only ones to register two penalty-free performances, stopping the jump-off timers in 50.82 seconds.
Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA) and Diesel GP du Bois Madame (Cassius x Heartbreaker) were the fastest duo in the jump-off, but their time of 41.85 seconds came at the expense of four penalty-points, enough for second place.
Patrick Stühlmeyer (GER) and Chacgrano (Chacco-Blue x Grannus) completed podium, having the previous score as the previous, earning silver honors in 42.73 seconds.
Podium: 2 – Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA), 1 – Rob Heiligers (NED) and 3 – Patrick Stühlmeyer (GER)
For full results, please click here.
Photo: © Zangersheide