Gregory Wathelet Wins €100,000 Equita Masters presented by Equidia Life at Lyon

Ph. Equita Lyon / PSV J. Morel
Ph. Equita Lyon / PSV J. Morel
Ph. Equita Lyon / PSV J. Morel

Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet won the €100,000 Equita Masters presented by Equidia Life on Saturday October 29, 2016 in At Equita Lyon CSI5* Lyon, France.

20 riders that previously qualified on Friday took part in the 1.60 class over two rounds, and half of the combinations managed to complete the first round without picking up faults and advanced to the second round.

Wathelet rode the 12-year-old BWP stallion Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve) finishing in the fastest time of 34.40 seconds.

“I played the game and took a lot of risks,” said Wathelet “I am delighted that the horse has proved once again that he is in full form.”

Ireland’s Denis Lynch aboard his veteran partner, the 13-year-old Hannoverian stallion All Star 5 (Argentinus X Alme) earned 2nd place finishing almost two seconds slower than Whatelet in 36.49 seconds.

3rd place went to Colombia’s Carlos Lopez and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding Admara (Padinus X Murano) who stopped the timers in 36.93 seconds.

4th place was for Germany’s Marcus Ehning and Come Il Faut in 37.54 seconds and closing the double clears in 5th place was Holland’s Gerco Schröder and Glock’s Lausejunge in 39.87 seconds.

See full results here.