27 November '23
Bronze for Belano vd Wijnhoeve Z in the World Cup of Madrid
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After the Stuttgart German Masters, the World Cup caravan moved on to Spain last weekend for a new edition of the Madrid Horse Week. This weekend there was also Zangersheide success during the World Cup with a podium place for the Spanish rider Mariano Martinez Bastida and the 14-year-old gelding Belano vd Wijnhoeve Z, a son of Berlin and Darco who was bred in Belgium by D. De Cuyper and with whom Martinez Bastida won the CSI4* GP of Deauville last summer.
Martinez Bastida and Belano vd Wijnhoeve Z already started their show on Friday with a 7th place during the 1.50m high speed class and yesterday during the World Cup they were one of the 10 combinations that managed to qualify for the jump-off. As the 3rd combination at the start, they once again provided a flawless performance and with a finishing time of 43.06 seconds they ultimately secured a 3rd place in the rankings.
But there was also a blue/yellow victory in the Spanish capital last weekend, which was achieved by the French rider Julien Epaillard and the 12-year-old black mare Cancun Torel Z, a daughter of Cosinhus and Grannus who was bred in France by Francois Xavier Guyard and with whom Epaillard also won a class in Verona 2 weeks ago. Epaillard and Cancun Torel Z became the winners of the 1.45m high opening class on Friday, where they were more than 2 full seconds ahead of the competition with a clear round in 47.92 seconds.
Finally, it was also another successful show for the Liechtenstein lady rider Jennifer Hochstadter and the 12-year-old stallion Tinka's Hero Z, a son of Tinka's Boy and Caretino who was bred by Vincent Jourdan and Luc Henry. Hochstadter and Tinka's Hero Z became 6th during the 1.45m high opening class and during the 1.45m class on Saturday they managed to secure a 4th place.