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Maikel wins again in Madrid!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Sapphire have been on fire in Madrid. Photo by Janny Abrahamsson.Click here for full results.

Maikel van der Vleuten took yet another win on VDL Groep Sapphire (Mr. Blue x Grand Veneur) in Madrid today. As last to go in the jump-off Maikel set up an unbeatable speed on his white mare to push Nick Skelton and his incredible Big Star (Quick Star x Nimmerdor) down to second.

No less than sixteen riders went on to the jump-off, and Nick Skelton set an early target on his eight year old big jumping stallion with a clear round and a time of 36.30. Nick was chased by all the riders after him, but it was only Maikel as last to go that could catch him with a time of 35.24. Simon Delestre and Napoli du Ry (Baloubet du Rouet x Silvio I) was third in this exciting jump-off.

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