The Dutch rider turned the big surprise of CSI5* La Coruna Casas Nova achieved the biggest win of his career in the Longines Grand Prix beating Hans-Dieter Dreher. Alberto Michan from Mexico eighth with outstanding performance. (Photo © Oxer Sport)
Big surprise was the final outcome in the €500,000 Longines Grand Prix of CSI5* La Coruna made in Casas Novas Equestrian Club and victory for the Dutch rider Lisa Nooren number 354 in the world.
While Nooren has won this 12 times in 2015, only 2 of the wins were in FEI Ranking Points class and the third is that of the vanquished, she could not devote otherwise the girl of only 18 years to get the best result of his career.
Accompanied by the 9 years old stallion Sabech h’Ha Vdl Groep (Qredo of Paulstra x Talent Platiere * HN), Lisa returned to the jump-off round with fixed gaze trace their planned strategy, but the twists and aggressive discounting beaten in the main lines, left her an effective route to stop the clock at 48.20 seconds. The youth at this time opposed the veteran rider as is the 43 years old German Hans-Dieter Dreher who escorted at the second position to the amazing Amazon, on the 14 years old Embassy II (Escudo I x Silvio I ) owned by the rider on time 48.77 seconds separated by 57 hundredths of a second. With his victory Lisa Nooren totaled 150 world ranking points and prize money of 165,000 Euros.
The fight remained very deputy among the top five finishers, which are the only competition that would end their repetitive rounds in double clear. For the third and fourth place two representatives of Belgium would do the honors, with Olivier Philippaerts who would take over the third with H&M Challenge V. Begijnakker (Chellano Z x Palestro V. Begijnakker) to dial in slate 49.24 seconds, while Niels Bruynseels and 9 years old mare Cas de Liberte (Cracky Z x Chellano Z) end in 49.61 seconds. The fifth place went to the Dutchman Marc Houtzager time of 50.35 seconds with Sterrehof’s Baccarat (Padinus x Silvio I).
The highlight of Latino Ranking and PAEC Ranking was the Mexican Alberto Michan classifying him to jump-off on his 13 years old horse Camilo LS La Silla (Portofino x Cor de la Bryere), then down a pole in the decisive round and complete in 4 fouls and 48.94 seconds in eighth place to win 60 points for the world ranking. Outside the points leader of Lartino Ranking Marlon Módolo Zanotelli finished in 22nd in course of 4 fouls and 76.03 seconds. Felipe Amaral did in place 24th with 8 faults and Bernardo Alves in the 34th with 16 faults.
American Amazon Laura Kraut and Lucy Davis also failed to qualify for the jump-off, with Kraut and For Sale 6 (For Pleasure x Cassini I) contained in the best place at 30th and Davis retiring in the regular round.