The icing on the cake of the Zangersheide day at Jumping Mechelen was the Sires of the World, a 1 m 45 class with jump off for stallions of 8 years and older. Eight of the 25 starters qualified for the jump off. The 29 old Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca won on Halifax van het Kluizebos, a BWP stallion by Heartbreaker x Fétiche du Pas.
Lorenzo de Luca: “I came to Belgium four years ago to improve my riding and I’m working two years now for Stephex Stables. I have several super horses and Halifax is certainly one of my top horses. Last year we never went fast but from this year on I started to ride to win. Halifax is fast, has a lot of scope and is careful. I trust him completely and he trusts me, that’s why I can go so fast in a jump off.”