The Netherlands took the victory in the sixth round of the European Division 1 led by Jur Vrieling, cutting the aspirations of Germany and Ireland. United States of America farm. (Photo © falsterbohorseshow.se)
Team Netherlands took their first win in the 2017 Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Series Europe Division 1, managing to overcome in an exciting jump-off to the Team Germany and Team Ireland.
Including Ruben Romp with the 12-year-old mare Audi’s Teavanta II CZ (Treasure x Ahorn), Aniek Poels with the 12-year-old mare Athene (Berlin x Numero Uno), Michel Hendrix with the 11-year-old gelding Baileys (Indoctro x Come On) and Jur Vrieling accompanied by the 11-year-old stallion Vdl Glasgow V. Merelsnest (Nabab de Reve x Darco), the Team Netherlands completed their two rounds in 4 fouls, forcing a tiebreaker against Germany and Ireland, with Being Jur Vrieling the hero of the day to complete in clear round in 46.35 seconds.
The course designed by German Frank Rothenberger and the participation of 8 Nations, left the scene ready to enjoy an exciting final in the CSI 5* Falsterbo, being the final fight between Jur Vrieling for The Netherlands, Markus Beerbaum for Germany and Denis Lynch for Ireland, who ended up giving the final figures to the sixth leg, out of a total of 8 in which the Europe Division 1 with Italy leading the way accumulating 345 points.
The result allowed the Germans to rank overall second in the group behind the Italians with accumulated of 325 points, while accompanying Markus Beerbaum, his wife Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum with double clear round as well as Markus, Andre Thieme and Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann.
In total, there were six double clear rounds between the riders and horses, accompanying Jur Vrieling (NED), Markus Beerbaum (GER) and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), Shane Sweetnam of Ireland, Chloe Reid of the United States and Henrik von Eckermann for Sweden.
The final order of this sixth leg was with Netherlands first, Germany second, Ireland third, Italy fourth, but leader of the overall classification, fifth for the United States with 12 fouls tied with Sweden, seventh place Switzerland with 20 fouls and Norway closed the eighth place totaling 30 faults.
The Team USA had the outstanding performance of Chloe Reid with the 10-year-old stallion Codarco (Darco x Orame) achieving double clear round, Ali Wolff next to Casall (Casall x Capitol I) with 4 fouls and clear, Andrienne Sternlicht next to the 9-year-old mare Cristalline (Cristal 1 x Caretello B) at clear round and 12 fouls, closing Alison Robitaille with the 12-year-old gelding Ace (Berlin x Irco Polo) on 4 and 8 fouls.