Pieter Devos Dazzles to Win the €60,000 Championship of Rotterdam CSIO 5*

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – June 24, 2023 – Pieter Devos (BEL) and Jarina J won the €60,000 Championship of Rotterdam and the Maison van den Boer Award to his name. In an exciting jump-off, the Belgian was too fast for the Dutchmen Pim Mulder (NED) and Harrie Smolders (NED).

Fourteen combinations remained clear in the first round of this CSIO 5* star class over 1.50 meters and could compete for the victory in the jump-off. Pieter Devos (NED) and the 9-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood – Royal Dutch Sport Horse mare (Cicero Z van Paemel x Harley) cleared the course in 32.40 seconds, a time that the rest of the field could not match.

Pim Mulder (NED) and Memphis Z (Mylord Carthago*HN x Candillo) also remained clear but had to leave the win to Devos with a time of 33.27 seconds.

After two strong rides in the Nations Cup CSIO 5* the previous day with Monaco N.O.P., helping the Orangemen claim the win, Harrie Smolders (NED) claimed third place with Deesse de Kerglenn (Mylord Carthago*HN x Crusador)in a time of 33.40 seconds.

Final Results – €60,000 Championship of Rotterdam Maison van den Boer Prize CSIO 5* –1.50m

1) Pieter Devos (BEL) & Jarina J – 0 / 0 – 32.40

2) Pim Mulder (NED) & Memphis Z – 0 / 0 – 33.27

3) Harrie Smolders (NED) & Deesse de Kerglenn – 0 / 0 – 33.40

Source:  Press Release (edited) from CHIO Rotterdam

Photo: © Susan Lentjes