Netherlands’ Alex van Silfhout & Zep Win Roosendaal CDI4* Grand Prix Special In Duo’s 1st Big Tour Event

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Danielle Heijkoop. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

ROOSENDAAL, Netherlands, Dec. 2, 217–Alex van Silfhout rode Zep to victory in the Den Goubergh CDI4* Grand Prix Special Saturday in the first Big Tour event for the Netherlands’ pair.

Alex and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding scored 69.412 per cent in the first CDI for Alex in six years. Zep was competed by his son, Diederik van Silfhout, at small tour three years ago.

Danielle Heijkoop,who rode for the Netherlands at the 2013 European Championships, placed second on Badari on a score of 69.333 per cent.

Portugal’s Boaventura Freire on Sai Baba Plus was third on 68.373 per cent.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

Rank Rider H.No HorseSex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B  Total
1 720 ZepGelding / KWPN / Black / 2004 / Oo Seven x Ferro / W.& I.G.M. Van Gisbergen – Sponselee, Hooge Mierde / W.H. Ruppert & P.H.H. Ruppert 1600 71.569    1 70.196   2 69.510    1 68.137   4 67.647   4 69.412
2 718 BadariGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2006 / Gribaldi x Damocles / J.Th.M. Gerrits, Oploo / D. Heijkoop 1100 69.510   3 70.392   1 69.314   2 69.020   2 68.431    1 69.333
3 707 Sai Baba PlusGelding / HANN / Bay / 2007 / Sir Donnerhall x de Niro / Robert Gaus / Dressage Plus, Lda 800 69.804  2 67.353   5 69.216   3 69.706   1 65.784    5 68.373
4 701 CharmeurGelding / KWPN / Dark Bay / 2007 / Krack C x Gribaldi / A.J Groen / Arphus Gård Ab 600 68.137   5 68.824   3 66.961   6 67.451   6 68.137   2 67.902
5 723 Beach BoyGelding / KWPN / Chestnut / 2006 / Sorento x Goodtimes / Radstake / Vmf Stables & L. Van Oosten 400 68.333  4 67.745  4 68.529   4 67.941   5 65.784   5 67.666
6 703 BufrancoGelding / KWPN / Bay / 2006 / Negro x Zevenster / Fr.C. Kroot, Haghorst / Aspegaarden V/Niels Heering 67.647   6 66.373  7 67.353   5 68.333   3 67.941   3 67.529
7 705 Into The BlueGelding / AES / Roan / 2006 / Ublesco x Calvaro Z / / Louise Bell 66.078  8 66.961  6 65.098  8 66.373   8 65.490   7 66.000
8 724 Tin TinGelding / KWPN / Grey / 2000 / / A De Wit / Claudia Dorpmans 66.667   7 64.412   8 66.078   7 67.157    7 65.098   8 65.882
9 702 Kom RagdollMare / FWB / Bay / 2004 / Playboy 107 x Tolstoy 701 Swe / Meller Pasi & Nordman Eva / Nilosaari Niina 62.157  10 63.137 10 65.098  8 64.804  9 65.098  8 64.059
10 704 Gorklintgards RomaroGelding / DWB / Chestnut (Alezan Brule) / 2005 / Blue Hors Romanov (Oes) x Blue Hors Don Schufro / / Monsieur Francois Jacq 61.863 11 63.431   9 63.725 10 62.745 10 62.843 10 62.921
11 730 FleraroGelding / DWB / Bay / 2003 / Flemmingh x Royal Z I / Kirsten Christensen Og Palle V. Nielsen, Grenaa / Vian Group 64.902  9 61.373  11 63.333  11 58.922  11 59.510  11 61.608
Judges–E: Clive Halsall GBR H: Jacques Van Daele BEL C: Mariette Sanders-Van Gansewinkel NED M: Vincenzo Truppa ITA B: Maria Colliander FIN