Doron Kuipers won the Zegwaard Rioolontstopping Prijs at Jumping Amsterdam this afternoon. Kuipers kept a cool head and stayed clear in a time of 54.30 seconds. The Dutchman rode in the 1.40m class immediately on time with the 10-year-old KWPN’er Fabulous (f. Harley VDL). Kuipers brought Jos Verlooy to the second place. The Belgian was 2.80 seconds slower than Kuipers and rode the 10-year-old KWPN’er Fabregas (f. Zambesi). Eric van der Vleuten made the top three with the 10-year-old BWPN’er Kamara van’t Heike (f. Epleaser van’t Heike).

Smooth round

Kuipers: ”My ride went very well and as planned. I wanted a smooth round and didn’t think I would be so fast when I crossed the finish line. I had my mind set on this test, because I have a very fast and careful horse”.

Sensitive horse

“He’s a very sensitive horse and he knows exactly what to do in the ring. When my groom started braiding him, she had to wake him up, because he was stretched out in his stable. When I sit on him, the button goes on. So that’s ideal,” says Kuipers.

Public gives extra motivation

“It’s fun to ride at Jumping Amsterdam. All 5*-competitions are nice competitions. If it is in your own country, it gives some extra’s. The public also participated well in this section and that creates a good atmosphere. That gives me the extra motivation to do even better”.    

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Source: Digishots

Eline Korving of commissioned by Jumping Amsterdam