CSI 5*

Leopold van Asten & VDL Groep Iron Z Light Up in Bliksembeveiliging Prize CSI 5*

‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands – March 11, 2022 – The first victory at the Dutch Masters went to Leopold Van Asten who (NED) rode a clear round with VDL Groep Iron Z in a 1m40 in two phases, the NAB Bliksembeveiliging Prize. With a second phase in 25.37 he just stayed ahead of Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) with Urane (SF, Miami de Semilly x Drakkar Des Hutins).

Leopold: “I am very happy with the victory of VDL Groep Iron Z. He is naturally very fast and only rides the side competitions here so I really had the ambition to go for it. That worked out perfectly, I could ride one stride less from eight to nine and also to the last fence I could go full speed. I have been riding VDL Groep Iron Z since last year. He is a son of VDL Groep Charisma Z and is bred at Stoeterij Duyselshof, my boss, that makes this victory extra special.” Third place was claimed by Italian Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) with Julius.D (KWPN, Arezzo VDL x VDL Emilion).

Final Results – €5,150 Bliksembeveiliging Prize CSI 5*

1) Leopold van Asten (NED) & VDL Groep Iron Z – 0 / 0 – 25.37

2) Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) & Urane – 0 / 0 – 25.97

3) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Julius.D – 0 / 0 – 25.99

Source: Press Release from The Dutch Masters

Photo:  © The Dutch Masters / Digishots