A lot of riders rode two horses in the opening competition of the CSI5*-W and for several of the top horses it was a training. Of the 77 starters in the 1 m 40 table A against the clock only 13 jumped a clear round.
Felix Hassmann, 31 years old, went full speed on SL Brazonado and finished in 61,89 sec. The brazilian bred gelding is in great shape, this year he won already 11 international classes.
The belgian riders did their best but had to be satisfied with the top ten places: Wilm Vermeir second with Gentiane de la Pomme, Olivier Philippaerts third with Ustina Sitte, Christophe Vanderhasselt with Gino van de Vrunte and Gilles Thomas fifth with Conaro.