Knokke Heist, Belgium – July 07, 2022 – Belgium got off to a great start on Thursday during the final week of Knokke Hippique. One of the host nation’s five victories was conquered by Marthe Heudens (BEL), who guided Newton van’t Zorgvliet towards first place in the €26,100 Kask Equestrian Speed Challenge CSI 3*.
Twenty-five out of the seventy-one combinations registered no penaltied in the 1.45m challenge with Heudens being the fastest of them aboard the 2013 bay Belgian Warmblood stallion (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Balou du Rouet), securing the win in 57.98 seconds.
Just over seven-tenths of a second behind (58.81s) were Carlos Hank Guerreiro (MEX) and H5 Chacco-San ( Chacco-Blue x Sandro Boy), a mark that would earn them silver honors.
Tim Wilks (CAN) and Diamanthella Vg Z (Diamant de Semilly x Hickory Mail) completed the top three, crossing the finish line in 59.23 seconds.
Final Results – €26,100 Kask Equestrian Speed Challenge CSI 3*
1) Marthe Heudens (BEL) & Newton van’t Zorgvliet – 0 – 57.98
2) Carlos Hank Guerreiro (MEX) & H5 Chacco-San – 0 – 58.71
3) Tim Wilks (CAN) & Diamanthella Vg Z– 0 – 59.23
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