Friday’s Big Round class, for the prize of LOTTO, under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ended with the victory of Polish rider Michał Kaźmierczak with Dame De Pique.
The Big Round, for the prize of LOTTO, under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ended with the win of Michał Kaźmierczak aboard 10-year-old Dame de Pique. The rider went through the jump off in 37,99 seconds. That means that the athlete, representing KS Verso La Natura, apart from the large prize award, also earned 50 valuable points for the world rankings.
It’s the first international show of the year and the horses are not in the usual routine yet. The course was hard and demanding – we saw 14 clear rounds out of over 70 competitors. Most people, including myself, rode the first line in 7 foulee, but I took a risk in the jump-off and rode one less. That’s when I gained the valuable one-second advantage. – said the winner, Michał Kaźmierczak.
Second place went to Dutch rider Maureen Bonder with Flierefluiter in 38,56 seconds, and Dawid Kubiak with Lavisto Star took third in 38,80. The 145 cm class saw 72 pairs on the course. 14 horse and rider combinations qualified for the jump-off, including 6 from Poland: aforementioned Michał Kaźmierczak and Dawid Kubiak, as well as Małgorzata Ciszek-Lewicka & Ici (6th place) Natalia Palmowska & Dr. Jones (7th), Weronika Minkiewicz & Chocolate Blue (13th) and Aleksander Lewandowski & Jazzmir van het Halderthof (14th).