Young Dutch rider Sanne Thijssen managed to recover from a difficult moment last night by losing her mare Sara Galotiere, winning today with her horse Barcardi. (Photo © Liverpool Horse Show)
Young Dutch rider Sanne Thijssen overcame a tough moment yesterday night, to win the €24,600 Voltaire Design in England today.
With the fourth FEI victory of the CSI4* Liverpool International Horse Show, the Dutch Sanne Thijssen overcame a difficult moment to lose yesterday night her mare Sara Galotiere in a complicated accident, but today showing a lot of experience and maturity at her young age, to take the victory accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding Bacardi (Number One x Action Hero).
The speed class with 31 pairs had the leadership of Sanne Thijssen, who took 50 World Ranking Points and stopped the clock in 50.90 seconds, again avoiding the Irish rider Shane Breen took the highest honors.
Second class’s winner and now adding three second places in his participation at Liverpool Horse Show, Shane Breen from Ireland finished in 51.30 seconds to followed Sanne Thijssen with his 9-year-old mare Csf Vendi Cruz (Ars Vivendi x Cruising) and for third place William Funnell of Great Britain finished in 51.69 seconds with the 14-year-old gelding Billy Angelo (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Kroongraaf), to be the most outstanding home riders.
The top five classifiers were Julie Andrews from Great Britain in fourth place with the 14-year-old gelding Wilando B (Oklund x Topas) in 52.21 seconds and Charlotte Betterndorf from Luxembourg in fifth place with the 8-year-old mare J-Figyelem (Vingino x Animo) in 52.25 seconds.
For the Pan American Ranking American rider Andrew Kocher managed to add World Ranking points next to the 13-year-old stallion Quarto Mail (Cardento x Alligator Fontaine), finishing in ninth place in time of 53.47 seconds.