‘s-Hertogenbosch – The Netherlands – March 12, 2023 – The €26,200 Borek Prize CSI 5*, was right up Frenchman Julien Epaillard‘s (FRA) alley with Dubai du Cedre. On Friday, the Frenchman had already won an international class with his chestnut mare and again he was more than a second faster than Belgium’s Gudrun Patteet (BEL) and Sea Coast Mona Lisa van ‘t Paradijs in the speed challenge, over a course containing obstacles set at the height of 1.45 meters.
A fine performance also from the only 23-year-old Dutchman Lars Kersten (NED), who came third with Boebka v. Mariënshof Z. The Limburg rider had been working with some of his horses in Wellington, USA, when was selected by national coach Jos Lansink to take part in The Dutch Masters CSI 5*. He was only too happy to return. The young talent could look back on a fine competition before flying back to Wellington on Monday morning.
Final Results – €26,200 Borek Prize CSI 5*
1) Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Dubai du Cedre – 0 – 51.92
2) Gudrun Patteet (BEL) & Sea Coast Monalisa van’t Paradijs – 0 – 53.09
3) Lars Kersten (NED) & Boebka v. Mariënshof Z – 0 – 54.17
Source: Press Release (edited) from The Dutch Masters
Photo: © The Dutch Masters / Digishots