The Frenchman Kevin Staut claimed his favoritism in the CSI 5* Knokke and left driving a BMW to be the winner. Niels Bruynseels second and American Laura Kraut third. Dayro Arroyave of Colombia eighth. (Photo © Scoopdyga)
The €71,500 BMW Prize dispute at CSI 5* Knokke in Belgium was won by French rider Kevin Staut, who dominated the tiebreaking round to take 80 World Ranking Points.
The course design by Italy’s Uliano Vezzani with 41 pairs and 9 qualify to the jump-off, World Number 4 Kevin Staut and second-seeded runner completed his course in 39.76 seconds with the 16-year old gelding Rever de Hurtebise H D C (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Capricieux des 6 Censes) owned by Haras Des Coudrettes, which made it a BMW X1, leaving in the second place the Belgian rider World Number 13 Niels Bruynseels, with the cattle to drive the car when complete his round in 40.07 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Gancia de Muze (Malito de Reve x Nimmerdor).
For the Pan American Ranking the World Number 17 Laura Kraut recorded a time of 40.24 seconds to finish in third place with the 10-year-old mare Zeremonie (Zero x Quick Star), a result that allowed her to take 60 FEI Ranking Points. Also US Lauren Hough, was eliminated in the jump-off to take ninth place with the 13-year-old gelding Cornet 39 (Cornet Obolensky x Caletto I).
By Latino Ranking Colombian rider Dayro Arroyave also obtained its classification to the tiebreaker, but it demolished two obstacles to totaling 8 faults in 44.02 seconds next to the 9-year-old gelding Uppercut Libellule (Jarnac SF x Papillon Rouge), to be placed in eighth place.
The best seed of the class was the Italian rider World Number 3 Lorenzo de Luca, not getting his pass the tiebreaker, finishing in 4 fouls the regular round with the 10-year-old gelding Halifax van het Kluizebos (Heartbreaker x Fetiche du Pas ) in 12th place.