Dutch snatch gold in European team thriller
24 08 2015
Jur Vrieling, Gerco Schroder, Maikel van der Vleuten and Jeroen Dubbeldam with Chef d’Equipe Rob Ehrens celebrate team gold
The reigning world and Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ champions from The Netherlands clinched team gold at the FEI European Jumping Championships 2015 in Aachen (GER) today. Lying second as the day began, they produced another of their trademark foot-perfect performances to put the result beyond doubt when the leading French squad faded to fifth. And it was the host nation who slotted into silver medal spot ahead of the surprising Swiss who moved up four places to take the bronze.
The result of today’s competition also decided the last three Western European qualifying spots for the 2016 Olympic Games. Switzerland, Great Britain and Spain finished best of the non-qualified eligible nations and are on their way to Rio.
It was a rip-roaring thriller from start to finish, with course designer Frank Rothenberger presenting a massive track that produced spectacular jumping and the best of great sport.
None of the 13 individuals who opened today’s action managed to leave all the poles in place, but they showed that the imposing fences were very jumpable. And once the team action got underway it turned into a ding-dong battle between the major contenders, with the Swiss making an incredible come-back thanks to two clear rounds. Only 10 fault-free results were registered, and when the Dutch added just a single time fault to their tally they were already looking good before last-line rider, Gerco Schröder, took his turn.
1 ZENITH SFN RASH R 103CQ75 KWPN Jeroen DUBBELDAM NED 0/0 16.250 €
1 VERDI TN N.O.P. QUIDAM DE REVEL NED41570 KWPN Maikel VAN DER VLEUTEN NED 4/0 16.250 €
1 ZIROCCO BLUE MR. BLUE 103BQ29 SF Jur VRIELING NED 0/1 16.250 €
1 GLOCK'S COGNAC CHAMPBLANC CLEARWAY 102XW15 Holst Gerco SCHRÖDER NED 0/14 16.250 €
2 FIBONACCI 17 FOR FEELING 103UD28 SWB Meredith MICHAELS-BEERBAUM GER 4/0 12.500 €
2 TALOUBET K GALOUBET A BEL41874 KWPN Christian AHLMANN GER 4/0 12.500 €
2 CHIARA 222 CONTENDER 102QT61 Holst Ludger BEERBAUM GER 0/4 12.500 €
2 CORNET D'AMOUR CORNET OBOLENSKY BEL42861 Westf. Daniel DEUSSER GER 0/4 12.500 €
3 QUORIDA DE TREHO KANNAN 103AH04 SF Romain DUGUET SUI 0/0 10.000 €
3 CLOONEY 51 CORNET OBOLENSKY 103YD87 Westf. Martin FUCHS SUI 4/9 10.000 €
3 BONNE CHANCE CW BALOUBET DU ROUET 103SM96 KWPN Janika SPRUNGER SUI 0/4 10.000 €
3 CASTLEFIELD ECLIPSE OBOS QUALITY 004 IRL40616 ISH Paul ESTERMANN SUI 0/0 10.000 €
4 DIVA II KANNAN 103YY08 A.E.S. Ben MAHER GBR 4/0 5.000 €
4 SPIRIT T TORNADO 103KX42 A.E.S. Jessica MENDOZA GBR 12/4 5.000 €
4 UTAMARO D'ECAUSSINES DIAMANT DE SEMILLY 102SS23 SBS Joe CLEE GBR 0/4 5.000 €
4 CASSIONATO CASSINI I 103QP32 Holst Michael WHITAKER GBR 0/9 5.000 €
7 MOLLY MALONE V KANNAN 102UT81 A.E.S. Bertram ALLEN IRL 4/4 1.000 €
7 MHS GOING GLOBAL O QUIDAM JUNIOR 103TH95 ISH Greg Patrick BRODERICK IRL 8/4 1.000 €
7 GOOD LUCK CANTURO 103WK66 BWP Cian O'CONNOR IRL 0/4 1.000 €
7 ALL STAR 5 ARGENTINUS 102UL65 Hann Denis LYNCH IRL 4/0 1.000 €
All results on HTR
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