Šamorín, Slovakia. – October 22, 2021 – Leopold van Asten (NED) and VDL Groep Urane de Talma galloped towards victory in the €25,500 Goldspan Speed Challenge CSI 5* last Friday during the Longines Global Champions Tour of Šamorín CSI 5* & 2*.
The flying Dutchman teamed up with the 13-year-old bay Selle Français mare (Argentinus x Landor S), claiming top honors for the Ruiters in Orange after clearing all the obstacles in the 1.45m challenge against the clock before blazing to set the winning time of 56.63 seconds.
Abdel Said (EGY) and Arpege du Ru (Apache d’Adriers x Quat’sous) were almost two second slower, still managing to earn silver honors with their time of 58.45 seconds.
Another Belgian rider secured the third spot on the podium. Gregory Wathelet (BEL) and Picobello Full House ter Linden Z (Forever d’Arco ter Linden x Cento)
Final Results – €25,500 Goldspan Speed Challenge CSI 5*
1) Leopold van Asten (NED) and VDL Groep Urane de Talma – 0 – 56.63
2) Abdel Said (EGY) and Arpege du Ru – 0 – 58.45
3) Gregory Wathelet (BEL) & Picobello Full House Ter Linden Z – 0 –
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