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Kerswin van’t Roosakker best 5-year-old at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships

Sunday, 20 September 2015
FEI World Breeding Championships 2015

Top three in the 5 year old final! Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Top three riders from the 5 year old final; In the middle the winner Doron Kuipers with runner-up Yves Vanderhasselt to the left and number three Willem Greve to the right. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

It was the BWP gelding Kerswin van’t Roosakker (Echo van't Spieveld x Diamant de Semilly) that was crowned best 5-year-old at the FEI World Breeding Championships in Lanaken on Sunday. Ridden by Netherlands’ Doron Kuipers, Kerswin van’t Roosakker was one of nine horses moving on to the jump-off for the medals after clearing the first round track.

Some of the 5-year-olds looked a bit tired today after a long weekend at Zangersheide, and some were very impressed by the surroundings in the big ring that hosted the final. With 1/5 of the horses reaching the jump-off, the course building was quite spot on though. 

It ended with a convincing victory for Kuipers and Kerswin van’t Roosakker, who finished the jump-off more than a second faster than silver medalists Yves Vanderhasselt from Belgium on the BWP stallion Keops v. Begijnakker (Indoctro x Lux Z). The bronze medalist was Willem Greve riding the KWPN-mare Formidable, that is a daughter of his top horse Carambole. 

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