Dutch rider Wout-Jan van der Schans was strong in his jump-off round for a 1 second lead over Egyptian Nayel Nassar. (Photo © equnews.be)
The Dutch rider Wout-Jan van der Schans take the victory at CSI2* Opglabbeek with his strong jump-off round against Egyptian Nayel Nassar.
With 79 pairs on course designed by Henk Linders only 7 riders would return for the tiebreaker, where Wout-Jan van der Schans with the 14-year-old gelding Capetown (Oklund x Carlino) owned by K.J. Van Den Berg & S.J. Kat, recorded a time of 37.92 seconds and added 50 World Ranking Points.
Being only three double clear rounds Wout-Jan van der Schans beat with just over 1 second ahead of Egyptian rider Nayel Nassar and his 13-year-old gelding Lordan (Lordanos x Landor), who ended up at 38.96 seconds, while German Marcus Ehning takes care of the third place with the last double clear round along with the 14-year-old stallion Cornado Nrw (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) in 39.16 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 Kendra Claricia Brinkop from Germany in fourth place with the 10-year-old stallion Cordynox (Cornado I x Polydor) in field of 4 faults and 38.08 seconds, being in fifth place Joy Lammers of Holland next to the 11-year-old mare Taura van de Broekkant (Tornado x Perhaps vh Molenvondel) with the same 4 fouls in 38.56 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Yuri Mansur from Brazil finished in eighth place with the 9-year-old mare Tinkerbell 31 (Incolor x Argentinus), exceeding the time allowed and being penalized with 1 foul, but managed to score World Ranking Points. Also Brazilians rider Rodrigo Mesquita Marinho with the 15-year-old gelding Cleofas van Westuur (Toulon x Wibramino) in 14th place and Eduardo Damiani Filizola with the 8-year-old mare Jella van’t Kathof (Eldorado van de Zeshoek x Calvados) in 15th position, take pointes for the FEI World Ranking.
Out of the points were Brazil’s Joao Eduardo Ferreira de Carvalho in 33rd place, Nicolas Toro of Colombia was 52nd, Carlos Eduardo Mota Ribas of Brazil 55th, Rene López of Colombia finished in 57th place and Mexican Mariel Victoria Aguirre took the 60th place. Brazilians Pedro de Andrade Costa and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli retired.