Dutch rider Willem Greve won the Grand Prix at Indoor Wierden, securing an important performance at home and beating Irishman Jonathan Gordon. (Photo © Roy Maurice Provoost)
The Dutch rider Willem Greve had another brilliant performance and this time in the CSI2* Indoor Wierden to won the €25,000 Nijwa Groep Grand Prix of Wierden.
The course designed by Marinus J. Vos of Holland had a regular round with 41 pairings and a subsequent tiebreaker with 8 classified riders, where home rider Willem Greve stopped the clock in 36.28 seconds with the 8-year-old mare Elke Maria M (Cornet Obolensky x Carthago), taking the 50 World Ranking Points ready for the first place.
Ticking the fastest time of the tiebreaker by Willem Greve, the second place was Irish rider Jonathan Gordon with his 9-year-old mare Kadence Flying in 37.09 seconds and third place Remco Been from Holland completed a jump-off round in 37.82 seconds with the 8-year-old mare Esminka (Contador x Lincoln).
The home riders were in charge of occupying ninth place, but the five best Grand Prix classifieds were completed by Gerben Morsink with the 7-year-old gelding Rapidash (Chaqui Z x Lancelot) in fourth place and fifth Robert Vos with the 10-year-old gelding Don Gretzky (Corlensky G x Donnerhall) marking the second jump-off best time in 36.68 seconds, but a knockdown to total 4 faults distanced them from second place.
For Pan American Ranking the Canadian rider Samantha Mackenzie exceeded the time allowed and totaled 5 fouls in 79.31 seconds with the 10-year-old hmare Horselelex Carmen Maria (Quidam De Revel x Carthago), a result that allowed her to occupy 22nd place.