This afternoon the first qualifier of the new League Of Nations is set to take place in Abu Dhabi. This morning it was France's Kevin Staut jumping to victory in the 1.50m CSI5* class. Staut won the class with his 15-year-old SF-mare, Visconti du Telman (Toulon).
Kevin Staut and the 15-year-old daughter of Toulon remained over two seconds ahead of Roger-Yves Bost and the 10-year-old SF mare, Ever de Turan (Kannan). The third place went to Luciana Diniz and her 16-year-old Clair de Lune 11 (Calido I).
Only these top three managed to complete a double clear round. With one jumping fault, Olivier Perreau just missed the podium. Perreau guided the 13-year-old SF gelding, Bresil de Carnaval Santa Rosa (Mylord Carthago*HN), under the time of Marlon Modolo Zanotelli and Like a Diamond van het Schaeck (Diamant de Semilly).
Together with the BWP mare, the Brazilian edged out Belgium's Wilm Vermeir to sixth place. Vermeir secured his position in the saddle of the nine-year-old Zangersheide mare, Magic van 't Hulgenrode Z (Midas vh Endhouse).