American Wilton Porter and Dutchman Bart Bles shared honors at the Gelderland Grand Prix in Netherlands, being the first time in the show history to take place. Eugenio Garza of Mexico within the points. (Photo © DigiShots)
The final day of the Outdoor Gelderland could not have a more exciting end and was to see for the first time in the show history, a tie in the first place between the home rider Bart Bles and an inspired American rider Wilton Porter.
Of the 50 pairs that started in regular round, a total of 12 returned to the jump-off on course designed by Henk Linders of Netherlands, being the first to return Bart Bles with the 15-year-old stallion Lord Sandro Ddh (Lordanos x Sandro), completing his run in 39.82 seconds. Wilton Porter was the last jump-off rider, but was already winning Friday, which completes his inspired week stopping the clock in exact 39.82 seconds next to the 10-year-old stallion Caletto Cabana (Cassini I x Capecanaveral), to appreciate the crowd of the CSI 3* Arnhem somewhat unusual, as it is a tie in the first place of a Grand Prix.
For both riders with first place, they managed to take 50 World Ranking Points each.
The Top 5 was completed by Johnny Pals of the Netherlands in third place with a time of 40.14 seconds alongside the 9-year-old stallion Chat Botte du Ruisseau Z (Casall x Darco), for fourth place Annelies Vorsselmans of Belgium recorded 40.42 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Wilandro 3 (Unistar x Ramazotti) and German Meredith Michael-Beerbaum was fifth, accompanied by 9-year-old mare Daisy (Excenel V x Timeless) in 41.31 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Mexican rider Eugenio Garza ranked 14th, to stay within the World Ranking Points, getting the 4 fasted regular round fouls in 74.09 seconds along with the 9-year-old stallion Armani Sl Z (Asca Z x Cumano). Also for the Pan American Ranking completed with 5 fouls Christine McCrea in 20th place and time of 80.04 seconds next to the 12-year-old mare Nectarine B (Nekton x Lancer II), meanwhile Eve Jobs was 23rd, with 10-year-old gelding Charleville (Quasimodo Z x Lancelot) in 8 fouls and 74.08 seconds.