Knokke-Heist, Belgium – July 01, 2021 – The 10 classes of the day were split across all three arenas. However, our new 2021 arena Plage M’as Tu Vu was quite a highlight. Both the CSI 3* GP Qualifier and the CSI 2* GP Qualifier took place there under the Belgian sunny skies.
The Brazilians were on top form today, racing into first and second place in the Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 3*, presented by Stephex Horsetrucks. Felipe Amaral (BRA) led the way on his bay gelding Germanico T (Numero Uno x Julius), backed by a penalty-free run in 61.91 seconds.
Eduardo Menezes (BRA) was slightly over a second behind him on his stallion H. Big Action, matching the winners’ clean effort in 63.09 seconds.
The Belgians were close on their heels and astonishingly the third place was awarded to two home nation riders, crossing the finish at exactly the same time! Dominique Hendrickx (BEL) on Vintadge de La Roque (Kannan x Galoubet A) and Marthe Heudens (BEL) aboard Linguini de La Pomme (Marius Claudius x Tinka’s Boy) shared third place, both registering no penalties in 64.30 seconds.
Final Results – €26,200 Stephex Horsetrucks Prize CSI 3*
1) Felipe Amaral (BRA) & Germanico T – 0 / 61.91
2) Eduardo Pereira De Menezes (BRA) & H. Big Action – 0 / 63.09
3) Dominique Hendrickx (BEL) & Vintadge de La Roque – 0 / 64.30
3) Marthe Heudens (BEL) & Linguini de La Pomme – 0 / 64.30
Source: Press Release from Stephex Events / Knokke Hippique
Photo: © Sportfot