Lanaken, Belgium – April 08, 2022 – With no less than 10 classes on the program, Friday was a particularly busy day during this second day of the 2022 Z Tour week two. The centrally located Ratina Z Arena was completely reserved for the classes of the CSI 3* competition and the main class this afternoon was a 1.50m speed class. And here it was the German Patrick Stühlmeyer who claimed the victory with the 11-year-old mare Carmina 51 (Casall x Cassini I). Stühlmeyer appeared quite early in the ring and with a convincing finish time of 62.64 seconds he finished almost one and a half seconds ahead of the competition.
Anthony Wellens confirmed his good form here with a second place. This time he was in the saddle of the 12-year-old gelding Domenco (Umex Sport Cornet’s Stern x Argelith Stakkato), whom he managed to guide to the finish line in 64.08 seconds.
Third place was claimed by Dutchman Piet Raijmaker Jr., who also won a few classes last week during the opening week. He appeared in the ring with the 11-year-old stallion Van Schijndel’s Gladstone (Grison van den Bisschop) with whom he set a time of 64.97 seconds.
Final Results – €10,000 Speed Challenge CSI 3*
1) Patrick Stühlmeyer (GER) & Carmina 51 – 0 / 62.64
2) Anthony Wellens (BEL) & Domenco – 0 / 64.08
3) Piet Raijmakers Jr (NED) & Van Schijndel’s Gladstone
Source: Press Release from Zangersheide
Photo: © Zangersheide