Sweden’s Stina Lillje took a tight 5 cent victory in the CSI2* Lier Grand Prix at Belgium, beating Germany’s Harm Lahde. (Photo © equnews.be)
Swedish rider Stina Lillje take her first FEI victory in a very tight final, dominating the €25,000 Grand Prix Flandria Rent of CSI2* Lier.
Grateful memory was taken during the week of activities at Belgium when the young Stina Lillje with her 10-year-old mare Candlelight K (Cardento x Everest 822), stopping the clock in 31.49 seconds for her jump-off round and mark with them the World Number 1,515 its first FEI World Ranking victory.
After classified in a course design by Belgian Marc Jozef, Sweden’s Stina Lillje showed the way in the jump-off to score a small 5-cent lead over Harm Lahde of Germany with his 11-year-old gelding Larry 210, completing in time of 31.56 seconds its route.
Completed the Top five Giles Thomas of Belgium in third place recording a time of 32.06 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Caretina (Caretino x Corofino I), followed by the best representative of Pan American Ranking US rider Alice Oken in fourth place adding 35 World Ranking Points along with the 10-year-old gelding Hitchcock VD Broekkant (Canturo x Heartbreaker) in 32.14 seconds.
Finally in fifth place was for home rider Jeroen Appelen, who completed his jump-off round in 32.49 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Shankley (Kannan x Nimrod B).
Two of the great riders and certainly better seeded could not convince in the jump-off, where World Number 2 Lorenzo de Luca of Italy totaled 4 fouls in 37.16 seconds along with the 9-year-old Coutras (Cormint x Calvadur) in box 18th and former World No. 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany failed to qualify for the tiebreaker with the 11-year-old gelding Cortani (Cornet Obolensky x Athletico) on regular round 4 fouls in 30th place.
By Latino Ranking Latin Fernando Chiarotto Penteado of Brazil culminated in the 31st place, recording a time of 85.04 seconds with the 14-year-old stallion Catija ET Z. Its countryman Luis Antonio Rodriguez Neves retired.