Michael Greeve won the Eindhoven Grand Prix in front of his audience with the only double clear round of the event. Reed Kessler of United States third and Brazilian Carlos Eduardo Mota Ribas participated for the Latino Ranking. (Photo © Wendy Sholten)
The Dutch rider Michael Greeve was a prophet on his land, dominating the CSI3* VDL Groep Grand Prix of Eindhoven, which distributed €62,400 among the top 12 finishers, where the winner captivated the audience with his 14-year-old mare Whitney Bb (Nabab De Reve x Calido I) owned by Springstal’t Bergse Bos & MJ Greeve.
With the participation of 53 pairs on course designed by Louis Konickx, only 5 returned to the tiebreak with a perfect Michael Greeve, being the only double clear round of the afternoon in time of 47.67 seconds to add 80 World Rankings Points, where he currently occupies 502nd spot.
The second position was for Lars Nieberg of Germany, exceeding the time allowed in the jump-off round and being penalized with 1 foul in 50.53 seconds next to 9-year-old gelding Foster 39 (For Edition x Adlantus As). The best representative of Pan American Ranking was US rider Reed Kessler, who finished in third place with 14-year-old gelding Cos I Can (Olympic Lux x Harlequin Du Carel), arranging the best time of the tiebreaker in 45.05 seconds, but it demolishes a pole that left her with not chance.
The Top 5 was completed by Wout-Jan van der Schans of Netherlands in fourth place, marking the second best time of jump-off in 45.82 seconds with 4 fouls along with 14-year-old gelding Capetown (Oklund x Carlino). Emily Short of United States was in fifth place, being the last classified of the jump-off with accumulated of 8 faults in 48.64 seconds accompanied by 12-year-old gelding Coco II (La Poco x Calato).
For Latino Ranking only participated the Brazilian rider Carlos Eduardo Mota Ribas, totalizing a regular round of 8 fouls with 14-year-old gelding Wilexo (Phin Phin x Calvados), result that finished placing in the 30th position.