Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Great Britain’s Laura Renwick stormed to another CSI5* speed class win ahead of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard. Leading from early on in the class, Laura guided her nine year old chestnut gelding, Heliodor Hybris, expertly around the 1.45 / 1.50m course.
Olympic bound Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) put in a very strong showing, looking hot to take over Laura’s lead, however was pipped to the post by the British rider after he and H&M Quenzo de la Roque crossed the line just three tenths of a second behind. Such was the high level calibre of competition, third place finishers Conor Swail (IRL) and Cita finished just a few tenths of a second behind Nicola, with the top three clearing the field almost a full second from the rest of the pack.