Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – July 10, 2022 – Ömer Karaevli (TUR) and Cheston de La Pomme d’Or Z flew to the top of the leader board of the €100,000 Grand Prix of Valkenswaard CSI 4* after an exciting ten-rider jump-off in the spectacular grass arena at Tops International Arena beating local Dutch rider Kevin Jochems (NED) by just 0.10 seconds.
Gregory Bodo (FRA) built a testing but fair 1.55m track on the final day of the first event of the season at Tops International Arena with many top combinations taking part under the summer sun. Last to go home hero Kevin Jochems (NED) galloped flat out to the final fence on the bouncy Cornetboy to stop the clock in 40.37 seconds, securing second place just ahead of Andres Azcarraga (MEX) and Contendros who took third place on the podium today.
After his win, Omer Karaevli explained: “ I am very happy to be able to ride here at the amazing venue of Tops International Arena which has perfect footing, stables and organization.”
Earlier in the week world class French rider Penelope Leprevost declared the show: “In my opinion this is one of the best shows in the world. The grass arena is just amazing.”
The action at Tops International Arena doesn’t stop as next week’s CSI5* kicks off from 15 – 17 July limited tickets are still available – please follow the link below.
Final Results – €100,000 Grand Prix of Valkenswaard CSI 4*
1) Omer Karaevli (TUR) & Cheston de La Pomme d’Or Z – 0 / 0 – 40.27
2) Kevin Jochems (NED) & Cornetboy – 0 / 0 – 40.37
3) Andres Azcarraga (MEX) & Contendros – 0 / 0 – 41.54
Source: Press Release (edited) from Tops International Arena
Photos: © Tops International Arena