Belgian rider Olivier Philippaerts was unstoppable at the Maastricht Grand Prix, beating the home riders Frank Schuttert and Lisa Nooren in the jump-off. (Photo © Jumping Indoor Maastricht)
Belgian rider Olivier Philippaerts was unstoppable in the €80,000 Longines Trophy Grand Prix of Maastricht at CSI3* Jumping Indoor Maastricht 2017 in Holland.
Conquering a new victory in his career for Belgian rider Olivier Philippaerts, today at the Maastricht Grand Prix showed the way with the 11-year-old mare H&M Legend of Love (Landzauber x Corgraf) owned by Ludo Philippaerts, to record a time of 37.93 seconds that earned him 80 World Ranking Points.
After completing a regular round with 40 pairing on course designed by Dutchman Louis Konickx, Olivier Philippaerts made it clear who would be carrying the trophy and the top honors today, leaving the home riders relegated to second and third places.
For second place Frank Schuttert with the 9-year-old stallion Chianti’s Champion finished in 38.65 seconds and third place Lisa Nooren in 38.69 seconds accompanied by the 11-year-old stallion VDL Groep Sabech d’Ha (Qredo de Paulstra x Talent Platiere).
The Dutch extended to fourth place their presence among the best classified with Kevin Olsmeyer, ending his jump-off with the last double clear round in 43.35 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Dalvaro 2 (Calvaro Z x Glendale), while fifth place was Frenchman Julien Epaillard with the 10-year-old mare Toupin de la Roque (Kannan x Nabab de Reve), setting a good pace in 38.25 seconds which represented the second best jump-off time, but 4 faults distanced him three posts below.
For the Latino Ranking Yuri Mansur of Brazil finished in 18th place with 4 fouls and time of 65.92 seconds accompanied by his 9-year-old mare Tinkerbell 31 (Incolor x Argentinus). The American rider Reed Kessler by Pan American Ranking accumulated 8 fouls in 30th place with the 10-year-old mare Tradition de la Roque (Kannan x Oberon du Moulin) and Brazilian rider Andre Reichmann by Latinos finished in 9 fouls ranked 32nd next to the 8-year-old gelding Juan van’t Arkelhof (Diamant de Semilly x Ahorn Z 310226079).