Swiss Olympic medalist Steve Guerdat won the most important class of the week being escorted by Peder Fredricson of Sweden and Emilio Bicocchi of Italy. Cassio Rivetti finished 29th. (Photo © Jumping Lummen)
Conclusion of CSIO5* Longines at Lummen, was carried out with realization of €200,000 Longines Grand Prix at a height of 1.60m, on course designed by Belgian Eugène Mathy and the overwhelming victory of Swiss Olympic medalist Steve Guerdat.
Overcoming a group of 48 pairs, Steve Guerdat classified to tiebreaker of 5 riders, beating his rivals with one of the two double clear round in 48.77 seconds with 10-year-old mare Hannah (Dulf van den Bisschop X Kashmir van Schutterschof) owned by Jose Salgado Negrete and accredited him 130 World Ranking Points for World No. 18 in FEI Ranking. Second place went to Swedish rider Peder Fredricson and 10-year-old gelding H&M Christian K (Namelus R x Calvados) with last double clear in 49.67 seconds while third place was Emilio Bicocchi from Italy completing his run in 4 fouls and time of 49.97 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Sassicaia Ares (Ephebe for Ever x Optiebeurs Rebel Z).
The tiebreaker round was also represented the Top 5 of Grand Prix with Spaniard Manuel Fernandez Saro in fourth place with 4 fouls in 50.63 seconds next to 13-year-old gelding U Watch (President x Nabab de Reve) and for Frenchman Bernard Brian Chevalier with 13-year-old mare Qadillac du Heup (Helios de la Cour II x Thurin) totaling 8 fouls in 49.99 seconds for fifth place.
For Latino Ranking only participated Brazilian rider Cassio Rivetti being out of all possibility to add FEI ranking points, after completing his course in 9 faults and 77.19 seconds along with 9-year-old stallion Ut Majeur de Brecey (Diamant de Semilly x Quouglof Rouge).