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Caribis Z wins Léon Melchior Open Sires of the World Zangersheide in Mechelen

Friday, 28 December 2018
CSI5*-W Jumping Mechelen 2018

Photo (c) Jumping Mechelen. Christian Ahlmann and Caribis Z wins the Sires of the World in Mechelen. Photo (c) Jumping Mechelen.

Christian Ahlmann (GER) dominated Thursday’s 1.45m Léon Melchior Open Sires of the World Zangersheide competition in Mechelen, taking the top honors with Caribis Z (Caritano x Canabis Z) and finishing third with Dominator 2000 Z (Diamant de Semilly x Cassini I). The only other rider that managed to squeeze in between Ahlmann’s stallions was Francois Mathy Jr. (BEL), who finished second riding Casanova de L’Herse (Ugano Sitte x Kashmir van Schuttershof). 

A total of 32 stallions competed in the class, and ten of them cleared the first round to continue to the jump-off. There another eight were clear and the class offered some very fast jump-off rounds. 

Fourth place went to Jos Verlooy (BEL) with Romeo de Villaret (Mr. Blue x If de Merze) and fifth place to Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) with Bisquet Balou C (Balou du Rouet x Polydor). 

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Photo © Jumping Mechelen

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