22 September '23
Nathan Budd and Ely Des Rosiers Z win the second qualifier for the 6-year-olds
The Ramiro Z Arena was also today the setting for the qualifier for the 6-year-old horses. Just as for the 7-year-old horses, also for them there was a class against the clock on the program and a total of 245 combinations appeared at the start during this second qualifier in which the fences were at a height of 1.35m, just like yesterday.
The victory colored again Belgian and Nathan Budd took care of that with the Zangersheide stallion Ely des Rosiers Z, a son of Emerald van 't Ruytershof and Thunder van de Zuuthoeve who was bred by Herik Duran and who is also approved for Studbook Zangersheide. Budd and Elly Des Rosiers Z finished after a clear round in 64.86 seconds and so outclassed the competition.
2nd place here was taken by the Slovakian rider Peter Kopecky with the Hanoverian gelding Banaba Joe 6, a son of Uriko and Quidam de Rêvel who was bred by Frank Plock and who is a half-brother of the gelding Papperlapapp 7 (Perigueux), who jumps at 1.50m level with German rider Jens Heine. Kopecky and Bababa Joe 6 also stayed clear and crossed the finish line in 65.00 seconds.
The Irish lady rider Jessica Burke jumped to a 3rd place here with the Zangesheide mare Marieke Z, a daughter of Moncler van Overis and Chellano who was bred on Belgian soil by Jens Vandenberk. Burke and Marieke Z crossed the finish line in 66.38 seconds and so also securing a place at the top of the leaderboard.
The Italian rider Antonio Campanelli with the stallion Afro (Colestus x Indoctro - B: Pieraccianti Ettore) and the Dutch rider Hessel Hoekstra with the Oldenburg stallion Stargos VDL (Stakkato Gold x Conthargos - B: Winkeler) were the other combinations in the top five of the standings.