Six horses + two riders + one driver = A fast-paced race in the CHIO Cup
When the sun goes down behind the jumping stadium at the Aachen Soers on Saturday evening, things get loud at the Soers. Because then it is time for the CHIO Cup, the combined eventing, jumping and driving competition which calls for fast horses and good teamwork.
The Australian/Brazilian team comprising of the eventing icon Andrew Hoy (AUS) and Creevagh Cooley for the solid obstacles, Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) with Venice Beach for the show jumping and Boyd Exell with his team Bajnok, Barny, Conversano Poker and Mad Max had the fastest horses and the best coordination this evening in the CHIO Cup. They asserted themselves against their fellow colleagues with a clear round in 150.33 seconds.
Second place went to the purely Belgian trio comprising of Lara de Liederkerke-Meier on Hooney d’Arville, Wilm Vermeir with Linguini de la Pomme and the winning driver of the schwartz Prize today, Glenn Geerts. After picking up six faults their final score was 160.90 seconds.
Great Britain, Mexico and Switzerland claimed third place together. Rosalind Canter put in a well-versed performance over the solid obstacles with Zenshera, Nicolas Pizarro and Mento took over the show jumping part and Jérôme Voutaz paced through the ring with his team Belle du Peupe, Fee Des Moulins, Non Stop du Padoc and Valerio. They crossed the finish line clear in a time of 161.17 seconds.
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