Aachen, Germany – July 01, 2022 – The CHIO Aachen is one of the few shows that still stages a real hunting competition. The course in the €30,000 Prize of Soers CSIO 5* leads through the pond in the Main Stadium, over ditches and banks and 1.45-metre-high obstacles. The class even attracted the eventer Sandra Auffarth. But at the end of the day, a show-jumper crossed the finish line first.
Belgium’s Wilm Vermeir (BEL) and his eleven-year-old BWP-mare, Linguini de la Pomme (Marius Claudius x Tinka’s Boy) had already won the €10,000 Prize of Handwerk CSIO 5* on Wednesday. On Friday, they also triumphed in the hunting class, the €30,000 Prize of Soers CSIO 5* with a clear round in 60.74 seconds, ahead of Jur Vrieling (NED) with Chabada de L’Esques (Quebracho Semilly x Apache d’Adriers), timed in 60.98 seconds and Yuri Mansur (BRA) with Away Semilly (Diamant de Semilly x Watzmann), the latter two completing the podium in 64.12 seconds..
The only eventer, who took part in the competition, Sandra Auffarth, came fifth with her Derby mare, La Vista.
Wilm Vermeir, who is making his debut here in Aachen this year, is without doubt delighted with his performances at the CHIO so far. In addition to the above-mentioned victories, he also came second with the Belgian team in the €1,000,000 Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup CSIO 5*.
Final Results – €30,000 Prize of Soers CSIO 5*
1) Wilm Vermeir (BEL) & Linguini de La Pomme – 0 – 60.74
2) Jur Vrieling (NED) with Chabada de L’Esques – 0 – 60.98
3) Yuri Mansur (BRA) & Away Semilly – 0 – 64.12
Source: Press Release from CHIO Aachen
Photo: © CHIO Aachen / Michael Strauch