35-year-old Kevin Staut was by far the fastest in the VDL Groep Prize veruit de snelste in de VDL Groep Prize, a Table A against the clock with fences of 1.55m, with his SBS mare Ayade de Septon Et HDC. The Frenchman, who runs his own stable Haras de la Forge in Vauville, had a clear round in 62.07 seconds. Over two seconds slower was Swedish rider Rolf-Göran Bengtsson with the 17-year-old Holsteiner stallion Casall ASK. The European Champion of 2011 clocked 64.61. Third place went to the world’s number two Scott Brash with Hello Forever, an Oldenburger gelding by the famous For Pleasure. Best Dutch combination was Gert-Jan Bruggink with Vampire in sixth place.