16 February '24

Julien Anquetin dominates during second Longines Ranking Class

The Zangersheide International
Farah Tame - Julien Anquetin - ©Sportfot (1)

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After an impressive stallion presentation last night and with this afternoon's stallion classes ahead, the third day of 'The Zangersheide International' also saw several international classes on the program again. Around noon, like yesterday evening, a 1.50m Longines Ranking class took place, in which once again magnificent sporting performances could be admired.

Today it was also a class against the clock and after a fantastic round it was the French rider Julien Anquetin who took the victory here. Anquetin was the 14th combination to start with the 9-year-old mare Farah Tame (Quadrio Tame x Panama Tame) and with a clear round in 59.40 seconds they were the only combination to keep the chrono under 60 seconds.

Farah Tame - Julien Anquetin - ©Sportfot (2)

The silver went to the Belgian rider Anthony Wellens, who also jumped into the spotlight yesterday afternoon by writing the 1.40m class on his list of honors. This time Wellens had the 9-year-old mare Cuberlina II Z (Contact van de Heffinck x Corrado I), who was bred by Eric and Alain Paridaens, under the the saddle and with a clear round in 61.26 seconds, he jumped to a top ranking in this class as well. The 3rd place was again for France and that was handled by Titouan Schumacher with the 11-year-old gelding Illusion (Balou du Rouet x Glennridge). Schumacher managed to stop the clock in 63.10 seconds after a clear round and thus also secured himself a spot on the podium.

Felicien Collin shines again

Before the start of this Longines Ranking class, we had also been able to enjoy a lot of great sport during the Aloga Auction Prize, a 1.40m class in 2 phase special. In this class it was the Belgian rider Felicien Collin who became the overall winner with the 10-year-old mare Illy Girl de Libramont (Coeur de Cachas D.S. x Sunny Boy). Collin and Illy Girl de Libramont, also good for a 2nd place during the 1.35m class on Wednesday during the opening day, managed to stop the clock in 22.36 seconds in the 2nd phase and with that they did secured a victory this time.

Illy Girl de Libramont - Felicien Collin - ©Sportfot

But the 2nd place during this class was also for Belgium and Pieter Kenis took care of that with the 10-year-old mare Obeisse de Regor (Quidam de Rêvel Z x Darco). Kenis and Obeisse de Regor rushed in the 2nd phase to the finish line in 22.44 seconds and so they secured again a podium place after their 3rd place on Wednesday. The German lady rider Stephanie Böhe completed the podium in 3rd place. She was sitting in the saddle of the 9-year-old chestnut mare Zoë-K Van 't Kattenheye Z (Zirocco Blue VDL x Corland VDL) from breeders Tony Raman and Mieke Strobbe and managed to cross the finish line in 22.54 seconds.

Sam Polleunis starts the day with a victory

However, the 3rd day of 'The Zangersheide International' started this morning with a 1.35m class and in that class too there was a Belgian combination at the top of the leaderboard. It was Sam Polleunis who became the winner with his 10-year-old mare Ona P (Kannan x Darco). Polleunis and Ona P managed to stop the clock in 24.44 seconds in the 2nd phase and with that performance they were just under a full second ahead of the competition.

Ona P - Sam Polleunis - ©Sportfot

After already starting her show on Wednesday with a victory in the 1.35m opening class, there was a 2nd place this time was for Brazilian lady rider Camila Mazza de Benedictro. Unlike Wednesday, when she won with Honey Lady, this time Mazza de Benedictro was counting on the 8-year-old stallion Barbarossa Dree Boeken (Vagabond de la Pomme x Goldfever) and managed to put a time of 24.90 seconds on the leaderboard. Finally, Patrick Mc Entee also managed to secure a place on the podium. Mc Entee counted on the 11-year-old gelding Lloyd's Mury Marais Z (Levisto Z x Kojak), who was bred by Catherine De Buyl and managed to secure 3rd place after a clear round in 25.14 seconds.