Team Belgium wins the prestigious 5* Nations Cup of La Baule

Team Belgium wins the prestigious 5* Nations Cup of La Baule

In France the prestigious CSIO 5* Nations Cup of La Baule was just concluded. As usual, the Nations Cup was held over two rounds. Team Belgium performed excellently in their first 5* Nations Cup of the season by going straight home with the victory! 

Grégory Wathelet was one of the only riders to go clear in both rounds. With his Olympic horse Nevados S (v. Calvados Z) he left all the fences up over two rounds, which was a huge advantage for the rest of the team. Niels Bruynseels sent Cristel (v. Diamant de Semilly) nicely clear through the first round. In the second round they had four penalty points. Wilm Vermeir was the third rider of the team. With IQ van het Steentje (v. Toulon) he got two faults in the first round, which ultimately became the deleted score. During the second round they got four penalty points behind their name. Finally, there was Jérôme Guéry with his Olympic partner Quel Homme de Hus (v. Quidam de Revel). In the first round they got four penalty points. In the second round there was a little more pressure on their shoulders, but the two did what they are good at: jumping clear. In total, team Belgium had collected only eight penalty points, and that was more than enough for victory.