Santiago Diaz Ortega and Aymara des Bergeries (Canturo x Cavalier Royale) won the CSI2* Grand Prix at the Baltica Tour. The Colombian rider was more than 3,5 seconds faster than runner-up Hannah Mytilineou from Greece with Broadway (Vancouver x Heartbreaker). Germany's Thomas Kleis was the third rider to clear the jump-off and after being 1,5 second slower than Mytilineou he had to settle for third place, riding Fortune 17 (For Pleasure x Polydor). Poland's Marek Lewicki with Codetia VDL (Hold up Premier x Jasper) was the fastest four-faulter in the jump-off taking the 4th place.
The Glock Grand Prix of Tubbergen was won by Dutch rider Remco Been with VDL Holland v. Bisschop (Heartbreaker x Achill Libero). Been was followed by three of his compatriots - Jelmer Hoekstra with Quinoa Des Riollets (Calvaro Z x Fort Grandchamp) in second, Willem Greve with Carrera (Larino x Contender) in third and Frank Schuttert with Tiopepe Des Champs (Ogrion Des Champs x Lamia Des Champs) in fourth. Austria's Julia Kayser was the first one to break the Dutch domination, when she ended 5th riding Sterrehof's Ushi (Vigo d'Arsouilles x Goethe).
Belgium's Gudrun Patteet ended on top of the Grand Prix in Lier riding Sea Coast Calypso v/d Zuuthoeve (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Thunder van de Zutthoeve). Eight riders went double clear in the 1,45-1,50 class and second fastest in the jump-off was South-Africa's Olivier Lazarus with Canobet (Cardento x Baloubet du Rouet) while Dutch rider Loewie Joppen with Dolinn (Cardento x Lux) followed in third. Fourth place went to Sven van Dijck with Vici R (Darco x Cassini) and fifth place to Julie Andrews with Ayrton IV (Cantos x Burggraaf).
It was pure French domination in the Fontainebleau Grand Prix with 18 French riders in the top 22. Caroline Nicolas with Stoulone du Genet (Toulon x Royal Feu) won the class ahead of Mathieu Mathurin with Santa Gramina (Iolisco de Quinhon*HN x Atoll d'Adriers*HN), Pierre Alain Mortier with Just do It R (Action Breaker x Baloubet du Rouet) and Florie Laure Etien with Saphir du Frelut (Zahr Adelheid Aes x Elegant de Barachy). Canada's Chris Sorensen with Bobby (Concorde x Joost) was the first rider that managed to break the French domination.
The Samorin Grand Prix was won by the Dutch rider Timothy Hendrix riding the 9-year-old Janou (For Pleasure x Polydox). Hendrix won with almost two seconds ahead of Great Britain's Jamie Wingrove with Cardigan Z (Chellano Z x Zeus). Germany's Maximilian Lill followed in third position with Colantinue (Colander x Continue). Miriam Schneider had the fastest time of them all in the jump-off, but with four faults she had to settle for the fourth place riding Cartagena 17 (Cellestial x Le Matin).
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