Oliva Nova, Spain – October 14, 2023 – Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) turned on the nitro aboard H&M Luna Van’T Ruytershof Z on Saturday at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour as the outstanding Belgian rider was powered to victory in the €26,600 CHG – Construcciones Hispano Germanas S.A. Trophy CSI 3* by the 2012 chestnut Zangersheide mare (Levisto Z x For Pleasure). The dynamic overcame 10, of the original 53 other combinations, in the tiebreaker of the 1.45m challenge, doing so in flawless fashion while being timed in 39.59 seconds.
Willem Greve (NED) and Pretty Woman van’t Paradijs put on a valiant effort, finishing second only due to their final time of 39.85 seconds while Matthew Sampson (GBR) and Concare PS completed the top three in 40.16 seconds.
Final Results – €26,600 CHG – Construcciones Hispano Germanas S.A. Trophy CSI 3*
1) Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) & H&M Luna Van’T Ruytershof Z – 0 / 0 – 39.59
2) Willem Greve (NED) & Pretty Woman van’t Paradijs – 0 / 0 – 39.85
3) Matthew Sampson (GBR) & Concare PS – 0 / 0 – 40.16
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