Belgium showjumping Devils win Nations Cup Sopot

Belgium showjumping Devils win Nations Cup Sopot

After the first round in the FEI Nations Cup in Sopot, the Dutch show jumping squad took the lead as only clear team. However the second round made a big switch in the ranking and eventually it were the Belgium show jumping devils who claimed the win.

It came to an exciting Jump-Off between Belgium and Ireland. First to go in this Jump-Off was Ireland's Paul O'Shea aboard his 12-year-old KWPN-gelding, Skara Glen's Machu Picchu (Silverstone). The pair finished in 46.97 seconds, jumping one rail down, leaving it to Belgium's Pieter Devos to make a clear finish. Devos guided his 14-year-old Apart (Larino) faultless through thhe jumps securing the victory for Belgium.

For Belgium both Gudrun Patteet - competing with Sea Coast Valdelamadre Clooney (Centeuer Z) and Pieter Devos (Apart) produced a double clear round. Niels Bruynseels jumped only one rail down in the first round in the saddle of Delux van T&L (Toulon), while Yves Vandehasselt and his 10-year-old Jeunesse (Eldorado vd Zeshoek) had twice one rail down.

Ireland followed with as well 4 points while France claimed the third place in this Nations Cup.