Rotterdam, The Netherlands – July 01, 2021 – In 2017, Peder Fredricson (SWE) and H&M All In won the Longines Grand Prix in Rotterdam. Today, during the opening class, it was already a hit for the combination from Sweden, a 1.55m class against the clock. Second was the French Penelope Leprovost (FRA) with Vancouver de Lanlore and third was Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA) from Italy with Naiade d’Elsendam Z. The best Dutchman was Sanne Thijssen (NED), who finished in fourth place with Con Quidam Rb.
The double jump at the end of the course designed by Santiago Varela (ESP) turned out to be difficult for many riders to overcome. Several riders made a mistake on obstacle 12 A and B. Fifteen combinations managed to keep all the bars in the spoons.
For Sanne Thijssen (NED) it was her debut in Rotterdam and she stood her ground in the strong international field of no fewer than 47 combinations. She was ahead of compatriots Michael Greeve (NED) on Guan GJB, Jack Ansems (NED) on Fliere Fluiter and Kevin Jochems (NED) on Turbo Z, finishing in fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively.
The Dura Vermeer prize is a qualifier for the Longines Grand Prix.
Final Results – €25,500 Dura Vermeer Prize CSIO 5*
1) Peder Fredricson (SWE) & H&M All In – 0 / 68.17
2) Penelope Leprevost (FRA) & Vancouver de Lanlore – 0 / 70.13
3) Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA) & Naiade d’Elsendam Z – 0 / 70.35
Source: Press Release from CHIO Rotterdam
Photo: © Nils Boeser