The youth had the power in the Mechelen Nekkerhal tonight. First Elisa Strubbe, 20 years old, wins the Queens Cup and in the Samsung Speed and Handiness 18 years old Gilles Thomas was unbeatable on Indiana van 't Kapelhof. The whole podium was Belgian with Nicola Philippaerts on Ustina Sitte on second place and Wilm Vermeir on Hacienda d’Eversem on third.
For Gilles Thomas, who is participating for the first time at the five start show in Mechelen it has been a great year. He won double gold (individual and team) at the European championship juniors, became Belgian champion juniors and won his first two star Grand Prix at the CSI2* LIer a few weeks ago.