Yesterday the Medium and Big Tour classes started and German riders were at the top of their game across the board. The first Big Tour C 1,50m class had a course designed by Dutch course designer Louis Konickx. The class with 57 combinations was won by David Will with his very experienced Oldenburg gelding Forest Gump 29. In second place was his compatriot, the 23-year-old Richard Vogel riding Morton v’t Merelsnest. Third place was for the Belgian rider Gudrun Patteet riding the mare Sea Coast Monalisa van’t Paradijs. Richard Vogel had a good start, finishing second in the biggest class of the day, he also had great success in both the Big Tour B and the Medium Tour C 1,45m classes with his horses Never Walk Alone and Alentejo.
Victoria Gulliksen (NOR) had a well deserved second place in the Big Tour B riding Ballenteskin Watch This and was just a fraction of second faster than the British rider Matthew Samson with Cristo Beech. Samson also took the victory in the Medium Tour B, 1,40m class riding Curraghgraigue Obos. The Big Tour A 1,35m class had two Italian riders on top of the podium; Paolo Paini riding Clodia CSG and Giulia Martinengo riding Daytona della Caccia. In the smallest class in the Medium Tour, the 1,30m the fastest rider was Ignace Philips de Vuyst riding an extremely fast round with Modest vd Vroente with 4 seconds in hand over second placed rider, New Zealand’s Tom Tarver-Priebe and Ngahiwi Para.
Pictured David Will with his very experienced Oldenburg gelding Forest Gump 29.
Source Oxer Sport