Solid victory for the Belgian Gregory Wathelet in the Longines FEI World Cup – Qualification to win the brand new car as a winner and beating Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain and Britain’s Michael Whitaker. (Photo © Stefan Lafrentz)
The representative of Belgium Gregory Wathelet on the horse Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Thunder Van De Zuuthoeve x Omar) a 12-years-old stallion owned by Daniel Demartin marked the way to win the Longines FEI World Cup – Qualification for FEI World Cup at a height 1.50m, to take the car given to the winner and second vehicle delivered today in marking speed class a relatively comfortable lead over the Spanish Sergio Alvarez Moya and Britain’s Michael Whitaker.
With a time of 55.72 seconds, the fastest Wathelet was in close competition on the second day of CSI5* Leipzig in Germany, surpassing difference of 1.28 seconds at the Spanish Sergio Alvarez Moya who escorted him in the second position. For Alvarez Moya that led to 15-year-old gelding Carlo 273 (Contender x Cascavelle) owned by Marta Ortega, managed to complete his round in a time of 57.00 seconds seizing a prize of 14,925 Euros, to overtake the British Michael Whitaker owner the third with the horse Viking (Jacomar x Almox Prints) a 14-years-old gelding owned by Miss M Braybrooke recording 57.50 seconds.
The fourth and fifth place occupy the Irishman Dermott Lennon with the 14-years-old mare Loughview Lou-Lou (Limmerick x Jack Of Diamonds) in time of 57.68 seconds and the home representative the German Marcus Ehning on the horse Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) a 13-years-old stallion would end with fifth in 58.33 seconds time.
Only two representatives of PAEC Ranking deputy attended the class with Audrey Coulter in 24th and Bliss Heers in box 48th, both of the United States.