Mechelen, Belgium – December 27, 2022 – They say showjumping is a sport of combinations and it sometimes provides us with remarkable results. Simon Delestre (FRA) drove away victoriously at the 2022 Jumping Mechelen CSI 5*-W & CSI 2* on Tuesday. The Frenchman, powered by Dutch horsepower provided Iniesta V claimed a brand new BMW car winning the €50,000 BMW Masters CSI 5*-W.
The feature class of the day was contested by 5 combinations who advanced to the decisive round. Delestre dashed away from the field aboard the 9-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood gelding (Zambesi TN x No Limit), doing so in flawless fashion while being timed in 28.55 seconds.
After finishing second in the €25,500 Léon Melchior Open Sires of the World CSI 5*-W earlier on the day, Harrie Smolders (NED) managaed another second-place finish, this time by guiding Bingo du Parc (Mylord Carthago*HN x Diamant de Semilly)
Homecrowd favorite Daniel Deusser (GER) and Kiana van het Herdershof (Toulon x Lys de Darmen ) completed the all-multinational podium in 29.22 seconds.
Final Results – €50,000 BMW Masters CSI 5*-W
1) Simon Delestre (FRA) & Iniesta V – 0 – 28.55
2) Harrie Smolders (NED) & Bingo du Parc – 0 / 0 – 29.04
3) Daniel Deusser (GER) & Kiana van het Herdershof – 0 / 0 – 29.22
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