CSI 4*

Who`s the Boss, Greeve or Greve? Michael Greeve Supreme in the €100,000 Grand Prix of Valkenswaard CSI 4*

Valkenswaard, The Netherlands – July 30, 2023 – As the curtains began to fall on Longines Tops International Arena Summer Festival 3, top sporting action and high-octane entertainment resulted in a fun-filled final day.

With the best of the 4* on show in the €100,000 Grand Prix CSI 4*, featuring obstacles at the height of 1.55 meters, and the finest talent in the 1.45m 2* Grand Prix, coupled with the stars of tomorrow in the National Classes, and Young Horse Classes, spectators and show jumping fans were treated to a spectacular display of show jumping.

The Summer Festival 3 Entertainment Schedule did not disappoint – from live musicians, DJ’s, children’s face painting to balloon artists, every member of the family were accounted for in a true fiesta atmosphere. All eyes now look ahead to the Longines Global Future Champions with tickets on sale via the Longines Tops International Arena website.

In the feature class of the week, the dynamic duo of Michael Greeve (NED) and Jacksonville Eurohill thrilled the roaring crowd, coming in on top of the podium, just 0.35 seconds ahead of second place getters Willem Greve (NED) and Highway TN, in an intense battle right down to the last rider

Seven of the 43-strong start list qualified for the jump off, with some high-profile names missing from that list. Favourite-to-win Jessica Springsteen (USA) and RMF Coco de Talma were notably absent from the jump off, as well as Billy Towmey (IRL) and his spectacular RMF Coco de Talma as well as Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and Corelli de Mies.

Third place went to Koen Vereeckem (BEL) aboard Kasanova de la Pomme, who finished an agonising 0.02 seconds behind Greve in second. Fourth place was taken out by on-form young-gun Ioli Mytilineou (GRE) and her ultra talented Levis de Muze. The remainder of the prize-winners included names such as home-hero Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) and O’bailey vh Brouwershof, as well as Max Wachman (IRL) aboard Kilkenny and Sanne Thijssen (NED) with Con Quidam RB.

Final Results – €100,000 Grand Prix of Valkenswaard CSI 4* – 1.55m

1) Michael Greeve (NED) & Jacksonville Eurohill – 0 / 0 – 45.63

2) Willem Greve (NED) & Highway TN – 0 / 0 – 45.98

3) Koen Vereeckem (BEL) & Kasanova de la Pomme – 0 / 0 – 46.00

Source: Press Release from Longines Tops International Arena

Photo: © Tops International Arena