Ludo Philippaerts Charges to Win First CSIO 5* Class at Knokke Hippique

Knokke-Heist, Belgium – July 07, 2022 – Ludo Philippaerts (BEL) won the first 5* class of 2022 Knokke Hippique. He was simply unbeatable this afternoon. With the only 8-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion Obama de La Liniere (Marius Claudius x Golden Hawk), he completed the two phases of the 1.40 meter course with lightning speed and without having any penalties, securing the win in

Rene Lopez Lizarazo (COL) and Kheros Van’T Hoogeinde (Echo Van T Spieveld x Darco) needed even 5 seconds longer to complete the course.

Denis Lynch (IRL) and Brooklyn Heights (Nabab de Reve x For Pleasure) finished in third place after being clean all the way to the wire and stopping the final timers in

It had been a while since I took part in a 5* competition, so I was fully committed,” This is Obama’s first 5* competition,” Ludo added. “For sure this young stallion has a lot of potential. Next year you will surely be able to catch us in the highest classes.”

Final Results – Two-Phase Challenge CSIO 5*

1) Ludo Philippaerts (BEL) & Obama de La Liniere – 0 / 0 – 29.20

2) Rene Lopez Lizarazo (COL) & Kheros Van’T Hoogeinde – 0 / 0 – 34.48

3) Denis Lynch (IRL) & Brooklyn Heights – 0 / 0 – 35.14

Source: Press Release from Knokke Hipique

Photo: © Sportfot