The World Equestrian Games Champion’s Jeroen Dubbeldam of the Netherlands took the victory that he could not get for a year and a half by winning the CSI3* Samorin Grand Prix. (Photo © x-bionicSphere)
The World Equestrian Games Champion’s Jeroen Dubbeldam of the Netherlands, won the Samorin Grand Prix securing 50 World Ranking Points.
The class that distributed €30,000 among the top 12, had a course design by Belgian Luc Musette where the Dutch rider Jeroen Dubbeldam completed a jump-off round in 37.59 seconds.
Representing his first 2017 FEI win, Jeroen Dubbeldam completed an excellent jump-off round with other 8 ranked riders, but no one was faster than the World Champion with the 13-year-old gelding SFN Zenith (Rash x Fire du Prelet) owned by Springpaarden Fonds Nederland & W.
After setting the pace for Jeroen Dubbeldam and securing his first victory in 1 year and 8 months, he beat Belgian rider Annelies Vorsselmans for more than 2 seconds alongside her 11-year-old gelding Wilandro (Unistar x Ramazotti), who completed their tiebreaker in 39.29 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Brazilian rider Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho finished third, getting 40 World Ranking Points when he presented with the 11-year-old stallion Chacito (Chacco-Blue x Daimler) and recorded a time of 39.49 seconds.
The top five was completed by Japanese Tadahiro Hayashi in fourth place with the 10-year-old gelding Corana’s M&M (Untouchable x Impuls) with the last double clear round of the Grand Prix and fifth place was American rider Wilton Porter stopped the clock at 37.05 seconds getting the best jump-off time, but knocked down a pole with the 10-year-old stallion Caletto Cabana (Cassini I x Capecanaveral).
No chance of points for the Latinos were Brazilians Karina Johannpeter in 25th place and Carlos Eduardo Motta Ribas finished 32nd with 8 fouls.