It was until third at the start Steve Guerdat the first clear round was set. Guerdat ment business as he took all the risks with his 11-year-old BWP-mare, Hannah (Dulf van den Bisschop). The pair finished in 40.10 seconds.
Second but last at the start, Belgium's leading lady, Gudrun Patteet eventually set the record time with her 12-year-old Sea Coast Pebbles Z (Picasso). Patteet stopped the timers in 39.30 seconds leaving HAns-Dieter Dreher with the 17-year-old Embassy II (Escudo I) in second place.
The stage was completed by Peder Fredricson and Hansson WI.