Lanaken, Belgium – April 10, 2022 – Before we started this afternoon with this Grand Prix CSI 3*, there was also a 1.45m class on the program. The Belgian delegation again showed a strong appearance, but a new Belgian victory was not possible this time. It was the Brazilian rider Eduardo Pereira de Menezes (BRA) who became the winner here with the 12-year-old gelding Calypso des Matis (Padock du Plessis x Tresor de Cheux). In this speed class he rushed to the finish line in 55.87 seconds and with that performance he managed to keep four Belgian combinations just behind him.
In second place we saw Andres Vereecke (BEL) with the 9-year-old mare Noyelle Vd Begijnakker (Kannan x Palestro Vd Begijnakker). Vereecke also managed to keep all the poles in the cups, but it took him 56.16 seconds to reach the finish line. Yves Vanderhasselt (BEL) followed here in third place in the ranking. Vanderhasselt crossed the finish line in 56.19 seconds and for that he could count on the 11-year-old mare Lelielounka Stw (Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof x Toulon), with whom he had already finished second on Friday during the 1.40m high opening class.
Final Results – Z – Tour Speed Challenge CSI 3*
1) Eduardo Pereira de Menezes (BRA) & Calypso des Matis – 0 / 55.87
2) Andres Vereecke (BEL) & Noyelle Vd Begijnakker – 0 / 56.16
3) Yves Vanderhasselt (BEL) & Lelielounka Stw – 0 / 56.19
Source: Press Release from Zangersheide
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