The American rider Andrew Kocher was brilliant in the jump-off round to win the second FEI class of CSI3* Drachten in the Netherlands. (Photo © DigiShots)
American rider Andrew Kocher completed a fasted jump-off round to complete a brilliant performance and win the €25,000 Rabobank Prize.
Adding 50 World Ranking Points with his victory, Andrew Kosher next to the 11-year-old mare Ciana (Rascin x Chin Chin) owned by Eagle Valley Partners, stopped the clock in 37.88 seconds to surpass by just 5 hundredths of a second the German rider Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann, who completed her jump-off round in 37.93 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Buettner’s Minimax (Cornado I x Antaeus).
For third place Charlotte Bettendorf from Luxembourg registered a time of 38.09 seconds with the 9-year-old mare J-Figyelem (Vingino x Animo), fourth place Spaak Sleiderink from the Netherlands with the 10-year-old gelding Ivan R (Apple Juice x Sam R) in 38.88 seconds and fifth place Christophe Vanderhasselt of Belgium in time of 39.06 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Identity Vitseroel (Air Jordan Z x Darco).
By Latin Ranking Eduardo Damiani Flilizola of Brazil managed to add World Ranking points occupying the 11th place and completing the last double clear round with the 9-year-old mare Jella van’t Kathof (Eldorado Van De Zeshoek x Calvados) in time of 44.05 seconds. Out of the points were also Brazilian rider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli with the 11-year-old mare Celena VDL (Mr. Blue x Chin Chin) finishing 20th as last in the jump-off round and Colombian rider Dayro Arroyave accompanied by the 10-year-old gelding Uppercut Libellule (Jarnac Sf x Papillon Rouge) finished 39th in 8 fouls.