Wilm Vermeir Gets off to a Victorious Start at the Warsaw Jumping CSIO 4*

Warsaw, Poland – September 14, 2023 – Belgium’s Wilm Vermeir (BEL) seized victory in the most prominent Thursday competition of Warsaw Jumping CSIO 4* – the international equestrian event being held at the Służewiec Racecourse until Sunday. The event combines show jumping along with races, hobby horse rivalry and para-dressage.

During the four-star world ranking show jumping competition, being at the same time the PLN $109,100 Grand Prix Qualifier,  Vermeir came on top with his mare Dirina O.H.Z.

Wilm Vermeir (BEL) & Dirina O.H. Z – Photo: Lukasz Kowalski

It has been a great day and a nice one to start competitions with. Last year I won the same competition and it just feels great here. Looking back at my Poznań and Sopot scores, along with today’s one, I might consider switching my citizenship to the Polish one and represent this country – stated the winner with a grin.

Poland has this time secured both second and third place – all thanks to Marek Lewicki (KJ Czahary) with La Pezi and Jarosław Skrzczyński (KJ Agro Handel Śrem) with Loulou MPsz.

Wilm Vermeir (BEL) & Dirina O.H. Z – Photo: Lukasz Kowalski

Winner`s Circle – Wilm Vermeir (BEL)

It’s a perfect start of the weekend. I’m feeling extra happy about this win. It’s a very good horse, she doesn’t do many shows. We are currently doing training shows and I said to myself that we’re gonna do it slowly, but I let her go once and she did it perfectly. – reassured the experienced 44-year-old rider, currently ranking 50th on the globe, and with definite experience of Warsaw Jumping medal flavour.

Wilm Vermeir (BEL) & Dirina O.H. Z during the awards ceremony – Photo: Lukasz Kowalski

Final Results – PLN $109,100 Speed Challenge CSIO 4*, presented by the Polish Equestrian Federation under the patronage of Swiat Koni

1) Wilm Vermeir (BEL) & Dirina O.H.Z. – 0 – 65.60

2) Marek Lewicki (POL) & La Pezi – 0 / 0 – 66.56

3) Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski (POL) & Loulou Mpsz – 0 / 0 – 67.12

Source: Press Release from Warsaw Jumping

Photos: © Warsaw Jumping / Lukasz Kowalski