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Pieter Devos with home win in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Liege

Sunday, 06 November 2016
CSI3* Liege 2016

Pieter Devos won the CSI3* Grand Prix of Liege. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle. Pieter Devos won the CSI3* Grand Prix of Liege. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.

Pieter Devos is in top form at the moment, and on Sunday afternoon he continued his winning ways when going to the top on home soil in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Liege.

With the 12-year-old gelding Espoir (Surcouf de Revel x Laudanum XX), his winner from the CSI5* Grand Prix of Oslo in October, the Belgian rider once again took the top honors against a strong field of riders in this 1.60m Grand Prix competition. 

Nine of the 47 riders in the class made it to the jump-off after going clear over the first round track, and with three of them being Belgian the home crowds were in for a treat. By over a second, Devos secured a popular home win ahead of reigning World Cup Champions Steve Guerdat (SUI) and Corbinian (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot) – to take the top prize of 23 100 Euro. 

Third place went to Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) on Yajamila (Lux Z x Daimler B), almost two seconds behind the winners. Gregory Wathelet contributed to more Belgian success with the wonderful Coree (Cornet Obolensky x Liberty Life), ending fourth – while Sweden's Jonna Ekberg was fifth with Hildago VG (Quadrillo x Andiamo) producing the final double clear of the competition. 

 


Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Tiffany Van Halle

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