Knokke-Heist, Belgium – July 08, 2021 – Knokke Hippique is back for week three at the beautiful Belgian seaside. Today was the first day of qualifying classes for the this weekend’s Grand Prix classes.
The qualifier for the Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by STX Motorhomes, was run as a 1m45 Table A against the clock, and had a total of 75 starters. The course was technical and the jumps came quickly. But in the end it was the Belgian, Dominique Hendrickx (BEL), who could clinch the win on his mount Vintadge de La Roque (Kannan x Galoubet A). Not Hendricks first achievement at Knokke Hippique, having spent the whole three-week long tour here already enjoying a multitude of successes.
Second place was claimed by another Belgian rider, Karel Cox (BEL), and Kill Bill Max (Toulon x Quintus d’09), who was only two-tenths of a second slower. Third place was awarded to Eduardo Menezes (BRA) and Calypso des Matis (Padock du Plessis*HN), who has additional been relishing a successful tour at Knokke Hippique and is currently the overall leading 3* rider in for a chance of winning an STX 2 Horse truck for a year.
Final Results – €26,100 STX Motorhomes Speed Challenge CSI 3*
1) Dominique Hendrickx (BEL) & Vintadge de La Roque – 0 / 60.69
2) Karel Cox (BEL) & Kill Bill Max – 0 / 60.89
3) Eduardo Pereira de Menezes (BRA) & Calypso des Matis – 0 / 61.44
Source: Press Release from Robyn Vey / Stephex Events / Knokke Hippique
Photos: © Sportfot