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McLain Ward and HH Carlos win Saturday's biggest class at Knokke Hippique

Sunday, 03 July 2016
CSI5* Knokke Hippique 2016

McLain Ward with HH Carlos Z. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
McLain Ward with HH Carlos Z. Archive photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

McLain Ward and HH Carlos (Chellano Z x Voltaire) came out as winners of the two-round 1.50 class in Knokke Saturday evening. The American combination had by far the best time in the second round and crossed the finishline 1,25 seconds ahead of on-form home rider Nicola Philippaerts and the nine-year-old H&M Harley Vd Bisschop (Dulf van den Bisschop x Coronado). Third place went to Lorenza de Luca and Stephex Stables’ Limestone Grey (by Try-Time).

Earlier in the evening Francois Mathy Jr secured another Belgian win as he and Polinska des Isles (Diamant de Semilly x Valespoir Malabry) was the only combination to produce two clear rounds in the 1.45 class. Mathy won ahead of another Belgian rider, Jeroen Appelen, while Marie Hecart (FRA) came third.

 


Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Jenny Abrahamsson

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