Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – September 04, 2020 – The first day of the Tops International Arena CSI2*/CSIYH1* offered great sport and many happy faces. All competitors were happy to be back competing the beautiful arenas and to measure themselves against each other.
The Big Tour (1.45m) was the last competition of this first day and was won by Holland’s Doron Kuipers (NED) with the Dutch Warmblood gelding Gallardo (Ustinov x Ahorn). The duo advanced to and completed the second part of the challenge without having any penalties attributed to them, stopping the final timers in 28.52 seconds.
The 29-year-old is known for his speed and was a member of the Dutch team during the European Championships in Rotterdam in 2019. Doron runs his own stud in Mijnsheerenland in the Zuid-Holland province. “I think the show is very nice! I love the big arena, stables are perfect and trucks can be parked close by. My day didn’t start so well so I m super happy with my victory. This day finishes on a good note. My horse is still quite green on this level and he starts to develop very well, all credits for him today!”
The runner-up spot was claimed by Yuri Mansur Guerios (BRA) and Ibelle ASK (Verdi x Robin des Bruyeres), backed by penalty-free second-phase effort in 29.48 seconds.
Sanne Thijssen (NED) with No Fear vd Tichelrij Z (Numero Uno x Heartbreaker) for the Netherlands were also clean right to the end, securing bronze honors in 29.87 seconds.
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Source: Press release (edited) from Tops International Arena
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De Big Tour (1.45m) was de laatste wedstrijd van deze eerste dag en werd gewonnen door de Nederlander Doron Kuipers (NED) met de KWPN ruin Gallardo (Ustinov x Ahorn). De 29-jarige ruiter staat bekend om zijn snelheid en maakte in 2019 deel uit van het Nederlandse team tijdens de Europese Kampioenschappen in Rotterdam. Doron runt zijn eigen stoeterij in het Zuid-Hollandse Mijnsheerenland.De tweede plaats ging naar Yuri Mansur Guerios (BRA) en Ibelle ASK gevolgd door Sanne Thijssen (NED) met No Fear vd Tichelrij Z voor Nederland.
Bron: Persbericht van Tops International Arena
Foto: © Sportfot