Hunter's Scendix (Stakkato x Dinar) won the FEI Sires of the World last year, he won the warm up class yesterday and he won the FEI Sires of the World 2012 today. Brecht Bille has been riding the fantastic stallions for just two months after the two reunited following Scendix's stay with Eric Lamaze.
53 stallions lined up for the 1,50 class and the crowds had to wait for a long time before there was a clear round, and in the end only seven cleared the course. The jump-off course consisted of eight fences with a combination as second last fence.
Nicola Philippaerts with Quintender (Quinar x Contender) was first to go in the jump-off, and he had to settle with four faults after a calm round. Gerben Morsink with Carthino Z made the course look easy, and got a great distance between fence three and four as well as a great turn after the fourth fence. Gerben ended on the time of 48,02 seconds.
Next out was Dayro Arroyave with Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Omar). Unfortunately Dayro forgot the course after the third fence and turned the wrong way. He pretty soon realized his mistake and set off in the right direction, but of course he lost a lot of time. Despite this mistake he ended just half a second after Gerben, but with the last fence down he also had to count four faults.
Linn Zakariasson with Call Me Number One (Cornet Obolensky x Landadel) got off to a great start and ended 1,5 seconds faster than Gerben Morsink so she took over the lead. Linn is Swedish, but as the horse was selected for the competition by the German federation Linn flies the German flag in Lanaken.
Then it was time for Brecht Bille and Hunter's Scendix. The pair was fast - nearly three seconds faster than Linn, and Hunter's Scendix jumped great under Brecht! Dirk Demeersman aboard Cicero Z van Paemel (Carthago Z x Randel Z) did his best to take over the lead and the time would have been good enough, but the last fence fell to the ground.
Last to go was Niklas Arvidsson with Click And Cash (Cashandcarry x Capitol I) but after having the second fence down there were no one left that could threaten Hunter's Scendix - leaving the stallion with the FEI Sires of the World title for the second year in a row.
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