Pieter Devos and Espoir opened the curtain in Drachten at full speed.

The Belgian rider set the tone in the first class of the CSI3* in the Netherlands to beat Italian Lorenzo de Luca who escorted him in the second and representative home Jur Vrieling in third place. Latino Ranking leader Marlon Modolo Zanotelli finished 44th. (Photo © DigiShots)


With great speed got the first win of the week in the CSI3* Drachten in the Netherlands the representative of Belgium Pieter Devos to score a time of 56.95 seconds at an high of 1.50m in the dispute of F.C. Nienhuis Wefbeveiliging Prijs. Presenting the horse Espoir (Surcouf de Revel x Laudanum Xx) a 12 years old gelding owned by Euro Equitationba overcame an advantage near the second, the Italian Lorenzo de Luca and the 9-year-old gelding Homer De Reve (Nabab De Reve x Heartbreaker) owned by Stephex Stables & Equestrian Stables Vdb who made their journey in time 57.73 seconds.


For third place and taking the applause from home rider Jur Vrieling completed their court in time 58.45 seconds with the horse Arezzo VDL (Chin Chin x Heartbreaker) a 11-years-old stallion owned by VDL Stud, being escorted by another Dutchman in the fourth as was Michael Greeve and Whitney Bb (Nabab De Reve x Warm I) a 13-years-old mare with time of 59.75 seconds.


The Latin delegation and PAEC Ranking did not have good results for the first class, being out of the points all its members to be the best placed Brazilian Yuri Mansur and Cornet’s Dream (Cornet Obolensky x Cordobes I) knocking down two rails for a total of eight faults in 60.74 seconds in the 37th. The leader of the Latino Ranking Marlon Módolo Zanotelli follow him in 44th place with Madame Butterly (Corrado I x Lavall II) with the same amount of faults in 64.75 seconds, while American rider Lucy Davis on a court to forget totaled 17 fouls with Baldeur (Balou du Rouet x Grandeur) in the 60th.