Nicola Philippaerts and Klaartje Z charm homecrowd on openingday Equestrian Cup Moerzeke
Sieger über 1,50m in Moerzeke: Nicola Philippaerts und Klaartje Z Foto: Equ.Media/Equnews

Nicola Philippaerts and Klaartje Z charm homecrowd on openingday Equestrian Cup Moerzeke

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In the first class of the day, the youngster cup for 7-year-old horses, Ludo Philippaerts secured a home win. Nicola Philippaerts continued the winning streak for the family charming the homecrowd in the CSI4* 1.50m class by Jumping Access. The Belgian showjumper set a record time aboard his  Klaartje Z.

In the 1.50m main class the reigning Belgian Champion, Nicola Philippaerts set the fastest time aboard his daughter of Kannan.  “It’s really nice to win on this amazing new competition? It’s great to start at this new competition that is top notch.”

“Klaartje Z is a natural fast horse and she proved her top condition again today. She jumps amazing on the fantastic grass arena. This gives me confidence for the next days.” Philippaerts says. “The idea is to compete her again in tomorrow’s big class. In the Grand Prix I will take the start with Luna van ‘t Ruytershof.”

On stage Philippaerts was followed by compatriot, Constant van Paesschen and his 10-year-old SF-mare, Diaz du Thot (Ready Boy des Forets ‘Hn’). Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) completed the stage with his French bred mare,  Ballerine du Vilpion (Baloubet du Rouet).

The pair was followed by former Belgian Champion, Dirk Demeersman and his sBs-mare, G’Majo van de Caloo Meerschen (Ugano Site), while Niklaus Rutschi (SUI) completed the top five aboard Oxana vd Bisschop (Air Jordan Alpha Z).

Earlier today Ludo Philippaerts and Anthony Wellens kicked-off the international week with Belgian victories. Philippaerts won the 7-year-old horse class with the BWP-gelding, Quido v/h Dingenshof (Marius Claudius x Tornedo Fcs, breeder: Jaak Vermeulen).

Anthony Wellens and Faltazi Maudez (Armitages Boy x Huppydam des Horts) secured a Belgian victory in the 8-year-old horses class.

Louis Lambrecht shines in CSI1*

Competing on home soil, Louis Lambrecht (BEL) advanced on a Belgian stage in the major CSI1* class. In the price Maison Dandoy Lambrecht jumped to victory aboard his 13-year)old Kadicha Vds (Echo van ‘t Spieveld).

Compatriot Julie De Pelsmaeker followed with Edel Vitseroel (Diamant de Semilly) in front of Muriel Igalson and Jaguar Vt Hazelarenhoekje (Eagle Vt Hazelarenhoekje).