Valkenswaard, Netherlands – July 09, 2022 – The second-day of action at Tops International Arena Summer Event Series once again offered great sport, beautiful weather and varied podiums with a mix of nationalities at the prize-giving ceremonies including familiar faces and new ones. One of the all-time greats of the noble sport, Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) wasted no time to secure victory in the first CSI 4* class of the day, claiming top honors with Chili in the €25,500 Jump-off Challenge CSI 4*.
Going up against 23 other combinations in the 1.45m challenge, the Brazilian showed his maestry aboard the 10-year-old grey Westphalian mare (Consolidator x Berlin), guiding her towards two fault-free performances, the decisive one in 39.49 seconds.
Tobias Meyer (GER) and All I Need – H (Inshallah de Muze x Utrillo vd Heffinck) claimed seconds, leaving all the poles up and completing their jump-off run in 39.82 seconds.
After a stellar participation in Aachen the week before, highlighted by three wins, Wilm Vermeir (BEL) was back on the podium again, earning bronze honors on Joyride S (Toulon x Pachat), only twelve-hundredths of a second behind the previous duo.
Final Results – €25,500 Jump-off Challenge CSI 4*
1) Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) & Chili – 0 / 0 – 39.49
2) Tobias Meyer (GER) & All I Need – H – 0 / 0 – 39.82
3) Wilm Vermeir (BEL) & Joyride S – 0 / 0 – 39.94
Source: News Release (edited) from Tops International Arena
Photos: © Tops International Arena