Belgian rider Ann Carton Grootjans won the Lier Grand Prix, leading the one-two for home riders with Jeroen Appelen. Marlon Modolo Zanotelli from Brazil third. (Photo © azelhof.be)
Belgian rider Ann Carton Grootjans won the €25,000 Flandria Rent Grand Prix of the CSI2* Lier Azelhof Horse Events.
Being a real sweep by home riders at the CSI2* Lier in Belgium, the amazon Ann Carton Grootjans led the extensive group of 81 pairings, where only 19 riders returned to the jump-off on course designed by Marc Jozef Vygh in time of 40.95 seconds.
Obtaining 50 World Ranking Points with her victory Ann Carton Grootjans, the Belgian Amazon was presented with the 9-year-old gelding Irvine Ter Doorn (Toulon x Sir Lui) owned by Paul van Britsom and guided the one-two for her country along with Jeroen Appelen, who took second place with the 11-year-old gelding Grappeloup van het Reenhof (Larino x Kashmir van Schuttershof) in 41.90 seconds.
For third place and being the best Latino Ranking representative was Brazilian rider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, completing a formidable tiebreaker round in 42.53 seconds that would represent 40 World Ranking Points with his 12-year-old stallion Rock’N Roll Seed (Diamant de Semilly x Apache D’adriers).
Again the home riders would occupy the fourth and fifth place, where Dimitry Noterman took fourth place with the 16-year-old stallion Bacardi-Rhum de Muze (Kannan x Darco) in 43.11 seconds and fifth place for Yves Vanderhasselt with the 8-year-old mare Jeunesse (Eldorado van de Zeshoek x Quasimodo vd Molendreef) in 43.53 seconds.
By Pan American Ranking also participated to be within the points as Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, the Canadian rider Elizabeth Bates in tenth place accompanied by the 8-year-old stallion Extra Special (Andiamo x Indoctro), while remained out of the points by Latinos Colombian rider Dayro Arroyave with a good performance of 4 fouls regular round, but was ranked 28th with the 10-year-old gelding Tanucci du Ter (Crown Z x Tenor de La Cour) and his fellowman Mark Blumam totaled 6 fouls in 44th place with the 10-year-old stallion Wildfire (Quidam de Revel).