Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – February 24, 2022 – Leopold Van Asten (NED) is a well respected part of the showjumping world and was part of team that took fourth place, for the Netherlands, in the Athens Olympics We are delighted to say that his results continue to stand out here at the 2022 Andalucía Sunshine Tour. After today’s win he now has had wins in the Longines Ranking classes, so far, at the Tour. Leopold has already won the Medium Tour 1.45 with ‘VDL Groep Urane de Talma’ last Friday and the Small Grand Prix CSI 4* on Saturday with ‘VDL Groep Falco’.
Today he won the qualifier class for Sunday’s Big Tour Grand Prix CSI 4*, this time riding the 15-year-old mare, ‘VDL Groep Miss Untouchable’, who is by (Chacco-Blue x Aldatus). His second phase time was a mere 27.76 seconds, which beat the then current leader’s time of 27.93 seconds.
This time held by Kendra Claricia Brinkop (GER) who had been top of the leaderboard for most of the class with ‘Malissa de Muze’ (Vigo D’Arsouilles STX x For Pleasure). The German ended up finishing in second place.
Danish rider Emil Hallundbaek (DEN) was third with Chalisco (Chacco-Blue x Quidam de Revel), registering no penalties and a second-phase time of 28.01 seconds.
Final Results – €10,450 Big Tour Two-Phase Challenge CSI 4*
1) Leopold van Asten (NED) & VDL Groep Miss Untouchable – 0 / 27.76
2) Kendra Claricia Brinkop (GER) & Malissa de Muze – 0 / 27.93
3) Emil Hallundbaek (DEN) & Chalisco – 0 / 28.01
Source: Press Release from the Sunshine Tour
Photo: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia
Categories: CSI 4*, English, Jumper News Nederland