After an incredibly first two days at the European Championship in Vilamoura, the third day of competition marked the first official winner of the event: the Belgian Juniors take home the gold medal. Bart Jay Junior Vandercasteele with Mac Jack Courtier (v. VDL Indoctro), Aurelia Guisson with No Limit v/h Legita Hof Z (v. Nabab de Reve), Anthony Philippaerts and J’Adore van het Schaek (v. Vagebond de La Pomme), Tristan Guisson with Naturelle v/h Legita Hof Z (v. Nabab de Reve) and Evelyne Putters and Uith de Rotes (v. Calvaro F.C.) finished with a score of 9,83 after three rounds of competition, taking victory well ahead of the Swiss Juniors.
The Swiss team, with Linus Hanselmann with Walk For Me KZI CH (v. Cornet Obolensky), Noak Keller on Julia’s Diamon Princes (v. Fürst Nymphenburg I), Géraldine Straumann with Silver Surfer 2 (v. Casall), Thibaut Keller with Bababoum One (v. Quento Sange) and Gaëtan Joliat on Verone de Hus Z (v. Vivaldi du Seigneur), scored 14,98 points. Bronze went to Great Britain, that finished on a score of 16,56.
Ahead of the individual final, the Irish rider Tom Wachmann and his HH Fireball (v. Number One D’Iso) are in the lead with a score of 0,35. He’s followed closely by Ava Vernon and Jolie Fleur van de Noordheuvel for Great Britain with a score of 0,39 and the French rider Alice Laine with Emerald Sitte with a total of 4,42.
Belgium lead Young Riders as well
In the second qualifier of the Young Riders, Lily Attwood, did an amazing clear round in only 72,64 seconds, confirming the great results of the British riders today, after the third place achieved in the Juniors Nations Cup. In the individual ranking she’s just below Germany’s Matthis Westendarp with Stalido (v. Stakkato) with a total score of 1,45 compared to Attwood’s 2,05. Holding onto third place is the Belgian rider Emilie Conter with Balento C.S. (v. Balou du Rouet) scoring 3,14.
It’s the Belgian team that however has taken the lead in the Young Rider team competition as well, with a score of 13,35. They’re followed by the Irish with 15,56 and Germany with 16,36.