Leading one-two-three by the Dutch riders Maike van der Vleuten victory with the mare VDL Groep Arena C followed by Doron Kulpers and Jeroen Dubbeldam was still the most important class of the CSI4* Jumping Amsterdam. (Photo © DigiShots)
To close with a great finale the actions of CSI4* Jumping Amsterdam home riders rose with actual demonstrations of superiority over the rest of the participants, with the Belgian Olivier Philippaerts who avoided the occupy the top six by Dutch.
Being the first win of the week for Maikel van der Vleuten, he could not expect a better time to lead a group that began with 38 pairs and then tucked in a real fight between 16 qualifiers to jump-off representing another class and more than 40% of the registered contestant, showing the way with 11-years-old mare VDL Groep Arena C (Indoctro x Voltaire) owned by Stal Van Der Vleuten / JJAC Coppelmans with its characteristic class in time of 37.44 seconds.
No doubt the pleasant surprise of the night was Doron Kulpers little lacked for the win by the 12-years-old gelding Zinius (Nabab De Reve x Kannan) owned by Sta Everse recording a time of 38.76 seconds to finish second. In the third world champion and winner last week in Drachten the VDL Study Prijs Jeroen Dubbeldam with Carusso Ls La Silla (Montebello La Silla x Joost) a 14-years-old stallion owned by Club Hipico La Silla B.C. & Stal De Sjiem stopping the clock at 39.25 seconds.
Closing the top five Belgian Olivier Philippaerts took fourth with H&M Legend Of Love (Landzauber x Corgraf) only one hundredth of a second above Dubbeldam in 39.26 seconds, a result that broke the streak Dutch who would follow from the fifth to seventh place with Willem Greve in fifth place with Carambole N.O.P. (Cassini I x Concerto II) in time of 40.49 seconds.
American Lucy Davis ended his participation in Amsterdam scoreless this time to occupy position 22 with Barron (For Pleasure x Nabab De Reve) in round of 4 fouls and 67.45 seconds.