The young Dutch rider Sanne Thijssen was the fastest of the €30,000 CSI3* 1m50 – Table A in Belgium, beating French duo of Patrice Delaveau and Harold Boisset. (Photo © Archive)
The young Dutch rider Sanne Thijssen completed a formidable fast round in the €30,000 CSI3* 1m50 – Table A speed class to take the victory.
Dominating a complicated class with first class riders, Sanne Thijssen stopped the clock in 55.68 seconds with her 11-year-old mare Sara Galotierre (Ideal of La Loge x Lieu de Rampan) to secure 50 World Ranking points with her victory, achieving an adjusted advantage of 20 hundredths of a second against French rider Patrice Delaveau.
Although the young rider overcame several World Top 20 riders, the world number 85 Sanne Thijssen took third 2017 FEI victory and the number 17 of her career, leaving Patrice Delaveau in second place with the 10-year-old mare Leontine Ledimar ZHDC ( Lovefever II x Grosso Z) in 55.88 seconds, followed by his compatriot Harold Boisset in third place with the 10-year-old mare T’Obetty du Domaine (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Diams du Grasset) in 56.22 seconds.
For fourth place was world number 6 Harrie Smolders of Holland recorded a time of 57.47 seconds with the 10-year-old Cas 2 (Indoctro x Numero Uno) and fifth Swedish Amazonian Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli accompanied by her 10-year-old mare Tapie du Tillard (Diamant de Semilly x Grand Veneur) in 59.02 seconds.
By Pan American Ranking they managed to add World Ranking points Wilton Porter of the United States, ranking 13th with the 12-year-old mare Diamant Darco (Unbelievable Darco) and Bretton Chad of Canada was 15th with the 13-year-old gelding The Pugilist (Ard VDL Douglas x Freddie’s Star), both with 4-fault rounds.
Turning to the Latino Ranking Mark Bluman of Colombia was close to adding points in the 18th place, after completing his journey in 4 fouls and 65.85 seconds accompanied by the 11-year-old stallion Gamko S (Heartbreaker x Carthago). On the other hand the former Latino Ranking leader Marlon Modolo Zanotelli finished in 20th with the 12-year-old stallion Rock’N Roll Semilly (Diamant de Semilly x Apache d’Adriers), registering a time of 67.36 seconds with 4 fouls, while his countryman André Reichmann knocked down two fences totaling 8 fouls with a time of 65.32 seconds next to his 8-year-old mare Eastern Uno (Number One x Glennridge), finished in 30th place.