‘s-Hertogenbosch – The Netherlands – March 12, 2023 – The €26,200 Van Schijndel Bouwgroep Indoor Derby CSI 5* is a highlight that both audience and riders look forward to at The Dutch Masters CSI 5*. On Saturday, 16 participating riders really went to the limit in the 1.45m speed challenge. The time was improved each time and in the end it was Jur Vrieling (NED) who was the fastest and clean with the 14-year-old El Rocco (KWPN, VDL Zirocco Blue x Ircolando).
“Since I have been competing in Den Bosch, I have always competed in the derby. I think it’s a super fun class, the atmosphere is fantastic, the audience really encourages every rider. El Rocco has a very big canter so I could do one less stride here and there. Also to the obstacle in the passage he kept going nicely and also the turns went optimally.”
Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) finished in second place with Kamara van’t Heike (BWP – Epleaser van ‘t Heike x Carthago) whileIrishman Denis Lynch (IRL) conquered third place with GC Chopin’s Bushi (KWPN – Contendro II x Nairobi).
Final Results – €26,200 Van Schijndel Bouwgroep Indoor Derby CSI 5*
1) Jur Vrieling (NED) & El Rocco – 0 – 81.64
2) Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) & Kamara van’t Heike – 0 / 0 – 84.01
3) Lars Kersten (NED) & Boebka v. Mariënshof Z – 3 – 84.58
Source: Press Release (edited) from The Dutch Masters
Photo: © The Dutch Masters / Digishots