Dutch rider Roy Weel shone at home to add his first FEI victory, completing the only perfect round. (Photo © Indoor Wierden)
Dutch rider Roy Weel got his first FEI win when dominating the €24,600 Rodepa Plastics Prize of Indoor Wierden 2017.
With a total of 49 pairs the CSI2* week began in the Netherlands under course design of Dutch Marinus J. Vos, where only 5 riders would get their pass to the tiebreaker round led by Roy Weel.
Being a fourth place in the Gemmente De Wolden Grand Prix of Zuidwole its best result for FEI events, today Roy Weel completed the only double clear round of the afternoon with the 8-year-old gelding Sterrehof’s Eddie Blue (Mr. Blue x Larome), securing world number 1,600 a total of 50 FEI Ranking Points.
Marking Roy Weel a conservative rhythm in his tiebreaker to ensure the perfect round, his strategy paid off in a day to remember with his first victory and before his audience, in what would end up being a final for the top five classified by the Dutch.
The second place was Marriet Hoekstra, who also had taken first place would have been her first FEI conquest, recording a fast time of 43.57 seconds accompanied by 10-year-old mare Wimphof’s Hinde (Berlin x Heartbreaker) plus 4 fouls, while the third place was occupied by Iris Hakvoort with the 9-year-old gelding Don’t Tell Me What To Do (Canturano x Wolfgang) in 4 fouls and 44.40 seconds.
To complete the Top 5 Bart Haselbekke occupied the fourth place with the 9-year-old gelding Dorus (Sam R x Voltaire) in 46.88 seconds, to be the last jump-off rider with 4 fouls and fifth place was Julian De Boer next to the 8-year-old gelding Everton (Sacharon x Frisbee Kerellec) in a trickier execution of 18 fouls in 61.56 seconds.
By the Pan Americano Ranking participated Canadian rider Samantha Mackenzie and her 10-year-old mare Horsetelex Carmen Maria (Quidam de Revel x Carthago), achieving World Ranking Points by equating to 15th place, resulting in 4 faults and 72.81 seconds.