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Jumping Indoor Maastricht 2018

From 23 until 25 November, 2018 is the MECC in Maastricht back in the sign of equestrian sports. Three days sport alternating with Limburg atmosphere.
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Hans-Dieter Dreher wins Longines Trophy
Germany’s Hans-Dieter Dreher was last to go in the jump-off and rode to victory when he beat the fast time set by the USA’s Lauren Hough. Lisa Nooren, only 18 years old, finished third in front of her home crowd.

MECC Prize for Joe Clee
British show jumper Joe Clee had the fastest round in the MECC Prize with his 12-year-old BWP mare Diablesse de Muze (Baloubet du Rouet x Nabab de Reve). He had 44 points in this accumulator with joker in 33.52 seconds. Joe Clee lives in Brussels, Belgium and is married to Julie Wauters.

Zoer in Audi Prize: Phenomenal!
On Saturday evening Albert Zoer showed that the impossible can be made possible in the Audi Prize. In a nine-horse thrilling jump-off the battle for the first prize was fierce. Switzerland’s Janika Sprunger was second to go in the jump-off and set a time which seemed unbeatable. No one was able to better her time.

Peter Geerink wins Provincie Limburg Prize
It was again a Dutch rider who was presented with the first prize after the speed and handiness class, the Provincie Limburg Prize. Peter Geerink was the fastest in 56.36 seconds with Zidane (KWPN, Cavalier x Laroche). Runner-up was Brazil’s Marlon Módole Zanotelli, who was in the lead for a long time with his 11-year-old mare Madame Butterfly.

Chapeau Lisa Nooren!
Lisa Nooren is right on track in Maastricht. Yesterday is finished runner-up in the main class, the VDL Groep Prize, and this afternoon she raced to victory in the Chapeau Prize, a jumping class against the clock. Lisa rode her eight-year-old mare VDL Groep Centora de Wallyro, a daughter of the well-known jumping stallion Dobel’s Cento. The combination stopped the clock at 65.89.

Diederik van Silfhout does it again
Yesterday Diederik van Silfhout won the Grand Prix, the Vian Prize, and today he repeated this result in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Diederik’s young and talented horse Bonzanjo showed some good passage and piaffe exercises and recieved eights for the transitions.

Lauren Hough wins VDL Groep Prize
It was ‘ladies first’ in Friday’s main class, the VDL Groep Prize. In a thrilling jump-off the USA’s Lauren Hough was super fast and nobody managed to better her time. Lauren, who represented her country multiple times at big Championships, steered her small and agile 11-year-old mare Ohlala (SWB, Orlando x Cardento) to the finish in 37.17 seconds.

John Whitaker wins class for good cause
The first class on Friday evening was the Kankeronderzoekfonds Limburg Prize (Cancer Research Fund Limburg Prize). This special class was an initiative of Jan Huynen, Health Foundation, AZM (Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht) and JIM. During the competition one of the fences was used like a joker and every rider was asked to donate €50 when he had a clear jump of this fence.

Dutch supremacy in Dagblad De Limburger Prize
The first international jumping competition of Jumping Indoor Maastricht was completely dominated by Dutch riders. Among the top 10 there were no less than 8 riders with the Dutch nationality. Fastest clear round was for Doron Kuipers with the nine-year-old Attention et Z (Andiamo Z x Purioso). They finished in 22.15 seconds.

Diederik van Silfhout wins Vian Prize - Grand Prix
For the first time a international Grand Prix was staged at Jumping Indoor Maastricht. A real good competitor field started in this inaugural GP and the public enjoyed the high level performances and, at the end, a Dutch victory.