World Champion Jerome Dubbeldam of the Netherlands won the Grand Prix of St. Lo beating Rik Hemeryck of Belgium. (Photo © CSI St Lo)
World Champion Jerome Dubbeldam of the Netherlands qualified as the winner of the 1.50 Grand Prix St Lo Agglomeration, beating 5 riders in the jump-off.
The course designed by Frenchman Jean-Paul LePetit left a series of interesting questions among the 50 participating pairs, where only 6 riders would return to the jump-off led by Jerome Dubbeldam and his 13-year-old gelding SFN Zenith (Rash), representing the third 2017 FEI victory.
After registering a time of 43.30 seconds for Jerome Dubbeldam, nobody could lower the mark imposed by the Dutchman, being escorted by Rik Hemeryck from Belgium with the 11-year-old gelding Bretling du Paradis Z (Bamako de Muze) in 44.88 seconds and third place also the Dutchman Williem Greve, winner this week at CSI3* St. Lo, stopped the clock in 46.27 seconds with the last double clear round accompanied by the 10-year-old mare Zypria S (Canturo).
Completed the riders who fought in the jump-off Reynald Angot of France in fourth place, completing a field of 4 fouls in 44.01 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Symphonie des Biches (Kannan*gfe), the flying Dutchman Gerco Schröder in fifth place with the 9-year-old gelding Glock’s Dobelensky (Cornet Obolensky) in 47.95 seconds with the same 4 fouls and sixth place Belgium’s Koen Vereecke accumulating 8 fouls in 41.71 seconds with the 8-year-old mare Jativia (Cardento).
By the Pan American Ranking Wilton Porter of the United States was the best located in the 27th position, totaling a 8 fouls regular round with the 10-year-old gelding Delinquent JX (Darco). Turning to the Latino Ranking representatives, only Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho from Brazil participated, exceeding the time allowed to finish in 9 fouls next to the 11-year-old stallion Chacito (Chacco-Blue) in 29th box.