CSI 3*

Eiken Sato Soars to Win €51,300 Grand Prix of Lanaken CSI 3*

Lanaken, Belgium – April 10, 2022 – Lots of sun, a lot of atmosphere and above all a lot of beautiful sport today at our Stud Farm in Lanaken for this final day of the second week of the Z-Tour 2022. With nine classes divided over the three different arenas, it was again a well-filled program today, but everybody was mainly looking forward to the various Grand Prix’s.

The absolute highlight of the day was of course the CSI3* Grand Prix, which took place at the Ratina Z Arena this afternoon just after 2 pm. A total of fifty-three combinations appeared at the start of this 1.50m class and eight of them stayed clear in the basic round and thus qualified for the jump-off. One of these eight was the Japanese rider Eiken Sato (JPN) with his 15-year-old gelding Chacanno Jra (Chacco Blue x Kannan), with whom he had already finished third in the Grand Prix CSI 2* exactly a week ago. Sato reappeared in the ring as the fifth starter in the jump-off and also delivered a flawless performance. He crossed the finish line in 37.75 seconds and thus crowned himself the winner of this Grand Prix CSI 3*.

Eiken Sato (JPN) & Chacanno Jra during the awards ceremony

Final Results – €51,300 Grand Prix of Lanaken CSI 3*

1) Eiken Sato (JPN) & Chacanno Jra – 0 / 0 – 37.75

2) Angelique Rüsen (GER) & Atomic Z – 0 / 0 – 38.19

3) Patrick Stühlmeyer (GER) & Carmina 51 – 0 / 0 – 40.09

Source: Press Release from Zangersheide

Photos: © Sportfot via Zangersheide