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Van Asten, Sprunger, Hecart and Riva on top in tour Grand Prix competitions

Monday, 09 March 2015
From tour to tour 2015

adeline hecart Question d'orval
Adeline Hecart and Question d'Orval won the Grand Prix at the Atlantic Tour. Photo (c) Atlantic Tour.

Leopold van Asten took home the win for the Netherlands in the CSI3* Grand Prix at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva on Sunday. Riding VDL Groep W Zermie (Celano x Contender), the Dutch rider produced one of five double clear rounds in the 1.50 class. Runner-up was Italy’s Giulia Martinengo on Fixdesign Funke van’t Heike (Action Breaker x Grandeur), over a second behind on the clock in the jump-off. Third was Germany’s Alexander Schill on Chass (Calato x Calando I).

For a second week in a row, Janika Sprunger stole the win at the CSI3* Sunshine Tour. Riding Aris CMS (Nassau x Amethist) in the 1.55 Grand Prix, the Swiss rider produced the only double clear round of the class. In second came Yasmin Pinchen on Van de Vivaldi (Vivaldi van de Kempel x Golden Joy J), with two time penalties in the jump-off – while third place went to another British rider: Holly Gillot on Dougie Douglas (Ard VDL Douglas x High Roller).

At the CSI2* Atlantic Tour in Vilamoura, Adeline Hecart won the 1.45 Grand Prix. The French rider was aboard Question d’Orval (Rosire x Tu Viens Dorval), and was accompanied on the top by her compatriot Cedric Angot on Saxo de la Cour (Dollar de la Pierre x Jalisco B), who was almost four seconds behind in the jump-off. The last double clear of the day was delivered by Antonio Alfonso who took the third place on Redskin de Riverland (Allegreto x Muguet de Manoir).

The CSI2* 1.45 Grand Prix at the Costa del Sol Tour in Mijas went to home rider Santiago Nunez Riva. Aboard Vidar (Concorde x Epilot), the Spanish rider recorded the fastest jump-off of the class stopping the clock at 36.31 seconds. Over a second behind followed Switzerland’s Morgane Dassio on Massimina (Dohitzun Guernica x Flamingo). Peter Charles ended third for Great Britain on Stapleton Mist (Cascane x Newton).


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