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Scott Brash wins the 1.50 speed class in Helsinki

Saturday, 22 October 2016
CSI5*-W Helsinki International Horse Show 2016

Scott Brash and henrik von Eckermann. Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping. Scott Brash and Henrik von Eckermann. Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.

As the Grand Prix had just finished Saturday evening in Helsinki, the show continued with a very speedy 150 Longines ranking class against the clock. The Belgians kept impressing and Pieter Devos took an early lead on Haloubet Hitchcock (Baloubet du Rouet x Heartbreaker) with the time 53,52 before Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann cut the time down to 53,09 seconds to take over the lead with Hermes de Mariposa (Canturo x Power Light) at start number fifteen.

As Scott Brash entered the ring with Hello Forever (For Pleasure x Nimmerdor) seven riders later he showed why he has dominated the Longines rankings the past two seasons as he shaved off 1,36 seconds on von Eckermann’s time and could bring home € 10,000 for his win.

Finnish rider Susanna Granroth made the home crowd happy with her seventh place aboard Anatevka (Ustinov x Pierrot).


Text and photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.

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