Dutch rider Marc Houtzager dominated the scene at home, finishing one-two alongside Williem Greve. (Photo © FotoTrailer)
Dutch rider Marc Houtzager dominated the €75,000 Grand Prix van het Vechtdal, completing the one-two for the home riders in the closing of the CSI4* Ommen.
With a total of 49 pairs on the course designed by Henk Linders from the Netherlands, a total of 9 riders returned to the jump-off led by winner Marc Hotzager and his fellowman Willem Greve.
Ultimately it was six the double clear round that culminated the Grand Prix, Marc Houtzager with the 10-year-old gelding Sterrehof’s Calimero (Quidam de Revel x Achill / Libero H), stopped the clock in 35.43 seconds and exceeded by 33 hundredths of a second to Willem Greve with the 13-year-old stallion Carambole N.O.P. (San Patrignano Cassini x Concerto 4).
It was thus that the winner Marc Houtzager was credited 80 World Ranking Points with the second best time, while they completed the five best classified Julia Houtzager-Kayser of Austria in third place, Emma Augier De Moussac of the Czech Republic in fourth place and Stephanie Holmén of Sweden took fifth.
The best time of the jump-off was for Dutchman Frank Schuttert, who completed his course in 34.73 seconds with the 14-year-old stallion Winchester Hs (Numero Uno x Nimmerdor), but knocked down an fence that left them in seventh place.
For the Pan American Ranking and Latino Ranking none of its representatives managed to add World Ranking Points, leaving the US Rider Wilton Porter in 17th with the 10-year-old stallion Caletto Cabana (Cassini I x Capecanaveral) in 4 fouls and fir the latinos Mexican rider Ernesto Canseco as best placed in the 41st when he totaled 13 fouls with the 9-year-old gelding Davall (Zavall Vdl x Indorado).