With only three double clear rounds in the final result, Leopold van Asten led the Dutch one-two-three followed by Wout-Jan van der Schans and Marc Houtzager. Participation of José María Larocca. (Photo © DigiShots)
Final of the CSI 5* Indoor Brabant in Holland and could not be otherwise the final outcome of the Rolex Grand Prix at the end of the home riders occupying the first, second and third place.
In a class composed of several Olympic medalists and several of the world’s best riders, Leopold van Asten was the main protagonist of the Dutch one-two-three finale, getting an unbeatable time in his tiebreaker round of 39.29 seconds with 13-year-old gelding VDL Groep Zidane NOP (Heartbreaker x Calando I). Owned by Stoeterij Duyselshof the horse presented by van Asten, took €123,750 plus 150 World Ranking points for the first place, in a Grand Prix that distributed €375,000. Wout-Jan van der Schans finished second with the 14-year-old gelding Capetown (Oklund x Carlino), completing the first clear round and then return to the jump-off and finish in 40.51 seconds, while Marc Houtzager completed the double clear round and last podium place in time of 41.11 seconds with 10-year-old gelding Sterrehof’s Calimero (Quidam of Revel x Achill / Libero H).
The class that was full of great emotions from start to finish on the course technical and demanding designed by Louis Koninckx, had 40 pairs for the regular round, of which 7 classified the tiebreaker, completing the rest of the positions in the decisive round Lorenzo Luca of Italy in fourth place, Kevin Staut of France fifth, Irishman Bertram Allen sixth, all with 4 fouls and with 8 fouls Simon Delestre of France in seventh place.
By the Latin Ranking José María Larocca of Argentina finished in a distant 31st position in course of 12 fouls for the regular round with the 13-year-old stallion Cornet du Lys (Cornet Obolensky x Champion du Lys).