Belgium’s rising star Constant van Paesschen wins the Prix Sapinda in Monaco…

ph. Stefano Grasso/Longines GCT

The afternoon’s CSI 5* Prix Sapinda was won by Constant van Paesschen (BEL) and Citizenguard Rioso van de Kape, who rode an unbeatable round in the beautiful Monaco sunshine to win ahead of Christian Ahlmann (GER) and Little Lady Z in 2nd and Marc Houtzager (NED) with Sterrehof’s Uppity in 3rd.

Constant van Paesschen rode like a man possessed to take the victory, another win to add to his ever-growing collection. The world’s best riders rode attacking rounds in front of the glamorous Monte-Carlo audience in the heart of the stunning Port Hercule, compete with a super-yacht-filled backdrop.

Luc Musette’s course was an inviting one and saw 15 of the 34 starters jump clear. There were strong rounds from tonight’s Grand Prix favourites, including Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS), Pieter Devos (BEL), Daniel Deusser (GER) and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE).

Source: GCT

Prix Sapinda
Int. jumping competition against the clock (1.45 / 1.50 m) FEI Art. 238.2.1 – CSI5* LGCT

1. 42 Citizenguard Rioso van de Kape Van Paesschen, Constant BEL 7920.00 EUR 0 penalties 50.44 sec
chest 13y.M /Idem D Azur/Glennhidge/SBS/BEL40584/ Hph & S. & B. Van Paesschen
2. 92 Little Lady Z Ahlmann, Christian GER 4800.00 EUR 0 penalties 51.44 sec
bay 13y.M /Laptop/Grannus/HANN/103CX89/ Stoeterij Zangersheide
3. 70 Sterrehof’s Uppity Houtzager, Marc NED 3600.00 EUR 0 penalties 52.14 sec
chest 13y.G /Guidam/Epilot/KWPN/NED41504/ Stoeterij Sterrehof
4. 46 Caesario 6 Gaudiano, Emanuele ITA 2400.00 EUR 0 penalties 53.21 sec
dbay 10y.G /Cornet Obolensky/Pilot/WESTF/102UH86/ Sudheimer Hof / Thomas Sagel
5. 111 Quova de Vains Moneta, Luca Maria ITA 1440.00 EUR 0 penalties 53.29 sec
bay 10y.M /Robin II Z/Narcos II/SF/102XX61/ Zerosei SA
6. 55 Abab van het Molenhof Alvarez Moya, Sergio ESP 1080.00 EUR 0 penalties 54.06 sec
bay 14y.S /Nabab de Reve/Calypso I/BWP/NED40144/ Marta Ortega Perez
7. 85 Erenice Horta Tops-Alexander, Edwina AUS 660.00 EUR 0 penalties 54.81 sec
grey 10y.M /Diamant De Semilly/Parco/BWP/103BD38/ Roshoeve NV-Stal Tops
7. 96 Clarimo Ask Bengtsson, Rolf-Göran SWE 660.00 EUR 0 penalties 54.81 sec
grey 11y.S /Clearway/Caletto II/HOLST/102TH18/ Verband d.Züchter des Holsteiner P
9. 72 Zekina Z Richard Philips, Jane SUI 480.00 EUR 0 penalties 55.01 sec
chest 13y.M /Zandor Z/Carthago Z/ZANG/NED40527/ Richard Jane + Allevamento Gulden
10. 59 Air Pia V. Z Deusser, Daniel GER 480.00 EUR 0 penalties 55.39 sec
bay 9y.M /Air Jordan Z/Pilot/ZANG/103GY23/ Stephex Stables
11. 61 Couscous van Orti Devos, Pieter BEL 240.00 EUR 0 penalties 55.62 sec
bay 12y.G /Nabab de Reve/Cash/BWP/BEL42141/ Luc van der Steichel
12. 63 Amira Hanley, Cameron IRL 240.00 EUR 0 penalties 55.72 sec
black 9y.M /Air Jordan Z/Chellano Z/ZANG/103BB50/ Paschoud Eléonore & Bouvier Yve