St. Gallen, Switzerland – June 04, 2021 – Nayel Nassar (EGY) and Igor Van de Wittemoere turned on the nitro to win the €152,000 Longines Grand Prix of Switzerland CSIO 5* on Friday, one of the two feature classes during the Longines CSIO 5* of St. Gallen.
It was a great victory for the Egyptian and the 13-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding (Cooper Vd Heffinck x Orlando) triumphed in the two-round contest, clearing all the 1.60m obstacles they faced during their two efforts, crossing the finish line in 45.32 seconds during the tiebreaker.
In a highly exciting second round, which was completed by 13 pairs, he beat the British rider Scott Brash (GBR) with Hello Vincent (Consul DL Vie Z x Fergar Mail), the latter two matching the clean scorecard of the eventual winners, the difference being their time of 45.41 seconds.
Philipp Weishaupt (GER) with Coby 8 (Contagio x Escudo 19) completed the podium with no penalties and a final time of 46.05 seconds.
Final Results – €152,000 Longines Grand Prix of Switzerland CSIO 5*
1) Nayel Nassar (EGY) & Igor Van de Wittemoere – 0 / 0 – 45.32
2) Scott Brash (GBR) & Hello Vincent – 0 / 0 – 45.41
3) Philipp Weishaupt (GER) & Coby 8 – 0 / 0 – 46.05
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Photo: © Longines CSIO St. Gallen