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Wilm Vermeir victorious in CSI4* Grand Prix of Poznan

Sunday, 05 June 2016
CSI4* Poznan 2016

Wilm Vermeir and Gentiane de la Pomme have been in top form in Poznan. Photo (c) Olivia Chmielewska.
Wilm Vermeir and Gentiane de la Pomme have been in top form in Poznan. Photo (c) Olivia Chmielewska.

Belgium's Wilm Vermeir had a good weekend at CSI4* Poznan: First he won Friday's Big Tour and then he went on to victory in Sunday's Grand Prix. Both wins came on the 10-year-old mare Gentiane de la Pomme (Shindler de Muze x Diamant de Semilly).

In today's 1.60 Grand Prix, Vermeir was up against eight other riders in the jump-off and three of them were his compatriots. However, no one could match Vermeir's clear and fast performance that saw the clock stop on 35.88 seconds. Runner-up Juan Carlos Garcia from Italy was 0.54 seconds behind aboard Bonzai van de Warande (Nonstop x Feinschnitt I vd Richter), while 0.61 seconds slower was third placed Doron Kuipers from The Netherlands riding Zinius (Nabab de Reve x Kannan). 

Fourth place went to Belgian rider Jerome Guery, while fifth belonged to Great Britain's Tim Stockdale each with one fence down in the jump-off.

 


Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Oliwia Chmielewska

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