Dutch rider Henk van de Pol took the first CSI5* Dubai victory for the FEI World Cup Jumping Week – Arab League – Emirates Equestrian Club Dubai. (Photo © Emirates Equestrian Center)
Dutch rider Henk van de Pol took the first FEI victory in the CSI5* FEI World Cup Jumping – Arab League – Emirates Equestrian Club Dubai, in Two Phases round.
The class was the participation of 33 pairs on course designed by British Robert Ellis, had as main figure the Dutch rider Henk van de Pol with his 8-year-old gelding Looyman Z (Numero Uno x Wellington), completing his Two Phases in time of 30.88 seconds.
After securing 50 World Ranking Points with his victory, Henk van de Pol and first 2018 FEI conquest, he surpassed the Portuguese rider Luis Sabino Goncalves who finishing second with the 13-year-old gelding Acheo di San Patrignano (Ephebe for Ever x Nadir di San Patrignano) in 31.06 seconds, while third place finished in power of French rider Jean Francois Rondoux accompanied by the 13-year-old mare Really LS La Silla (Chapultepec La Silla x Ramiro Z) in time of 31.36 seconds.
Completed the best classifieds in the first CSI5* Dubai class, the only representative of the Pan American Ranking Alice Debany Clero of the United States of America, completing her field in 32.13 seconds with the 13-year-old mare Amareusa S (Baloubet du Rouet x Le Mexico) occupying fourth place and fifth Khaled Abdulrahman Almobty of Saudi Arabia with the 11-year-old mare Zypern (Landos x Caretino) in 32.36 seconds.