Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – July 30, 2022 – The second day of exciting action at Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard showcased the exceptional horse and rider talent across all sections in various classes on the grass and sand arenas. Sanne Thijssen (NED) won two classes on the same day but she was not the only female rider to climb onto the top of the podium at the iconic venue. Gudrun Patteet (BEL) and Sea Coast Donna Z powered past the competition in the €25,000 Jump-off Challenge CSI 4* to register another victory by one of the ladies.
Riding the 12-year-old Zangersheide mare (Diamant de Semilly x C Indoctro), the Belgian was supreme against 6 other riders of the original 24 equestrians who participated in the 1.45m challenge, completing their fault-free jump-off performance in 33.95 seconds.
Derin Demirsoy (TUR) and Hunter (Bernini x Voltaire) chased down victory too, but were just four tenths off the winning mark, finishinf second in 34.36 seconds.
The host nation was represent on the podium by Jur Vrieling (NED, who guided Chambertino Z (Chambertin x Orlando) towards two penalty-free rounds too, completing their second effort in 36.72 seconds.
Final Results – €25,000 Jump-off Challenge CSI 4*
1) Gudrun Patteet (BEL) & Sea Coas Donna Z – 0 / 0 – 33.95
2) Derin Demirsoy (TUR) & Hunter – 0 / 0 – 34.36
3) Jur Vrieling (NED) & Chambertino Z – 0 / 0 – 36.72
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