Knokke-Heist, Belgium – July 10, 2022 – Sunday morning’s main attraction at Knokke Hippique was the €25,400 Lieven Hendrickx Horse Supplies Grand Prix CSI 2*. It was Charlotte Bettendorf (LUX) and the 2011 bay Selle Français mare Babacool (Tlaloc M x Urbain du Monnai) who made the Luxembourg anthem resonate in the Zoute Plage arena.
The dynamic duo were supreme in the jump-off against 18 other combinations out of the 64 original ones who faced the 1.45m obstacles in the first round, completing their second penalty-free performance in 33.34 seconds.
She managed to beat Kim Emmen (NED) was not too far behind on Edgar (Warrant x Purioso), the difference being their final time of 33.50 seconds.
Young Max Wachman (IRL) was a pleasant surprise on the podium, guiding Ikaros (Chelltago Z x Feliciano 823) towards bronze honors, backed by a clean scorecard and a jump-off time of 34.21 seconds.
Final Results – €25,400 Lieven Hendrickx Horse Supplies Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Charlotte Bettendorf (LUX) & Babacool – 0 / 0 – 33.34
2) Kim Emmen (NED) & Edgar – 0 / 0 – 33.50
3) Max Wachman (IRL) & Ikaros – 0 / 0 – 34.21
Source: Press Release (edited) from Knokke Hipique
Photo: © Knokke Hippique / Sportfot