Kronenberg, The Netherlands – July 10, 2022 – The Peelbergen Equestrian Centre was once again home to great sport the past week and they saved the best for last as Celine Schoonbroodt de Azevedo (BEL) and Deese des Embruns rode to victory in the €25,500 Eye Watch Security Group Grand Prix CSI 2*, held on Saturday at the Milestone Farm Arena.
A total of 37 riders from 18 countries took part in the first round of the 1.45m challenge, seeking to stamp their passport to the Van Mossel Super Grand Prix next December. Besides the challenging course time kept four combinations from making it to the jump-off. In the end, 9 pairs advanced to the tiebreaker, with six of them registering a clean scorecard. The fastest penalty-free jump-off performance was posted by Schoonbroodt de Azevedo aboard the 2013 chestnut Selle Français mare (Mylord Carthago*HN x Orame), being timed in 41.25 seconds.
Anna-Julia Kontio (FIN) and Jay Jay van de Mottelhoeve (Faldiano x Thunder van de Zuuthoeve) finished in second place, backed by a final time of 42.65 seconds.
Annika Axelsson (SWE) completed the all-female podium, blazing across the finsh line in 43.03 seconds aboard Zandycolle Z (Zandor x Caritano Z).
Final Results – €25,500 Eye Watch Security Group Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Celine Schoonbroodt de Azevedo & Deese des Embruns – 0 / 0 – 41.25
2) Anna Julia-Kontio (FIN) & Jay Jay van de Mottelhoeve – 0 / 0 – 42.65
3) Annika Axelsson (SWE) & Zandycolle Z – 0 / 0 – 43.03
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