MATTHEW SAMPSON WINS THE ‘RIVES’ SPONSORED BIG TOUR D RIDING GLORIA VAN ZUUTHOEVE
Carron Nicol with Galerius and Jaime Gabarrón with Mago de Quijas were the winners of the two, 7yr-old class sections.
There were 85 entries in the first of the CSI4*classes today and a commanding British success.
Matthew Sampson riding Gloria Van Zuuthoeve (Thunder Van De Zuuth x Glorieuze) took the win in 54.30sec knocking over three seconds off of the leading time up to that point. In second place was the Irish rider, Billy Twomey on Eindhoven G.H in 57.50sec; British riders took third place and fourth places, Spencer Roe on Wonder Why in just 57.74sec and Graham Gillespie (GBR) and Andretti in 58.84sec. The Belgian rider Dominique Joassin and Si La Sol De Greenbay Z were fifth in 58.92sec. The top 20 qualify for the Big GP on Sunday.
In the first section of the 7yr-old class the very successful British rider Carron Nicol; took the top two places on Galerius (Diamant De Semilly x Sandro Girl) in 64.62sec; Moonraker (Fantaland x Bliss) in 70.08sec. In third was the Chilean rider Agustín Covarrubias on Solaguayre Quitrina (Quitender x Solaguayre) in 70.24 sec.
In the second section, the Spanish rider Jaime Gabarrón took the win on Mago de Quijas (Indoctro x Moon De Gamel) in 67.60sec. The Dutch rider Vincent Voorn was second with Ginger Ale (Tyson x Cassata) in 68.32sec: in third place Joe Whitaker (GBR) once again in the rosettes with Fairy Tale, in 70.03sec.
There were 129 entries and 59 qualifying clears for the final.
In the first section of the 1.20m, 6yr-old class, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar (ESP) and Delirius Del Sol (Diamant De Semilly x Juliette S) took the win and in second was Max Routledge (GBR) on Memphis V/D Vaart (Elvis Ter Putte x Damira Van’t Lambroe). Third was Emily Turkington (IRE) on Emera (Emerald Van’t Ruyter x Carera).
In the second section there was a British top three; William Rekert riding Hot Bluebird (Plot Blue x Ulette) was first and also third on Cool Mister (Clarimo x Nicorrine S). Sliding in to second place Ben Walker, with Heidiemorka (Baltic Vdl x Wadamorka).
There were 170 entires and 82 qualifying clears.
In the 5yr-olds 1.10m class local Spanish rider Carlos Bosch Cebrian was again successful with I Dare You Reuvekamp’s taking first place. William Rekert was also successful in this class with both, Vivant S (Vivant Van De Heffin x Lykra) and Claxon Van De Bosweg taking second and third places resp’.
In the other section of this class, we had a British win from Jessica Hewitt riding Nella V/D Havan (Contadaro Van De Hel x Uriel V/D Havan). in second place, Javier González (ESP) on Honney Breakier and third was Xabier Zabaleta (ESP) on Diva Beauvoir.
That is all for the Young Horse Class this week and tomorrow we will continue with 12 classes from the three Tours; Small, Medium and Big. There is a Pony class and the FEI, Longines Ranking GP, another qualifier for the Big GP on Sunday.
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