Jumping Mechelen 2014: results from day 4.
Let’s round-up the results from Sunday’s events at Mechelen ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup GP which is scheduled for 15.00. Holland’s Jur Vrieling in particular is in great form as we near closer and on Saturday he rode to 2 wins and a second place, but the competition in Mechelen is strong amongst the World Cup circuit.
Focusing back to yesterday, and the first competition that took place was the timed trial over 1.40m which was won by Austria’s Markus Saurugg with the 7 year-old Holsteiner Zita 94 (Stakkato). Second place was taken by a surprising Joe Clee with the stallion Vedet de Muze ET (Cartani) and who managed to finish ahead of fellow British rider Guy Williams in third with Zaire (Indoctro).
The Italians taking part finished as non-placed competitors with Juan Carlos Garcia in 19th place after 4 penalties with Moka de Mescam (Melkior Montois) while Emanuele Gaudiano was further behind in 34th on V Power of Heritage (Cardento). Click here to see a full list of the results: http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/980/sta_erg/04_ergENG.htm?style=longines
The show-jumping trials then continued with the Flandria Rent over 1.40m which was reserved to the Under-25 rider category. Belgian rider Jef Wellens on Carefull Z van T Hofterryckel (Chellano Z) came in first place followed by Britain’s promising talent Chloe Aston with Kolibri Classic (Kolibris As) in second. The final podium slot went to Belgium’s Leonie Peeters with Catho (Millar). See here for more: http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/980/sta_erg/F_ergENG.htm?style=longines
The main event on Sunday took place in the evening and was won by the home rider Pieter Devos with Dream of India Greenfield (Gem of India). The Belgian rider managed to ward off the competition of talented Brazilian rider Marlon Mòdolo Zanotelli with the 10 year-old Malou (Maloubet de Pleville).
13 pairs made it to the jump-off and there were 6 clears. Pieter Devos was able to combine speed and precision to record a time of 35.24 to take first place ahead of Zanotelli who ran him close recording a time of 35.56. In third place we find the in-form Dutch rider Jur Vrieling with Flash Dance v. Kalevallei (Kashmir van Schuttershof).
The rest of the top-ten was as follows:
4th Joe Clee GBR Utamaro d’Ecaussines
5th Simon Delestre FRA Qlassic Bois Margot
6th Sophie Anne Godart FRA Vidretta m de Bellignies
7th Denis Lynch IRL Abbervail vh Dingeshof
8th Nicola Philippaerts BEL Quenzo de la Roque
9th Thomas Ryan IRL Quite Zero
10th Niklaus Rutschi SUI Windsor XV
The Italian riders Emanuele Gaudiano and Juan Carlos Garcia finished 28th and 31st respectively with Caspar and Bonzai van de Warande. Click here to see a full set of the standings: http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/980/sta_erg/05_ergENG.htm?style=longines
Niels Bruynseels meanwhile won the Samsung Trophy against the clock over 1.45m with his mount the 11 year-old BWP Domingo (Thunder vd Zuthoeeve). The final 2 podium slots went to Swedish riders. Second place went to Douglas Lindelow on Talina (Matterhorn) while third place to Henrik von Eckermann with Crespo PKZ (Cornet Obolensky). See here for more: http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/980/sta_erg/06_ergENG.htm?style=longines
Looking forwards to today’s schedule, one to watch out for is the Queens Cup presented by the Stephex Stables over 1.45m. The trial is reserved to horsewomen from the CSI5*-W and CSI2* circuit and will take place at 16.40. This will be followed by the day’s main event at 19.00: the Top Sport Vlaanderen over 1.50m with jump-off. The World Cup warm-up is set for lunch-time today.