Grand Slam VDL won today his first Grand Prix. Ridden by Alex David Gill he jumped a fantastic clear round the jump-off and took victory with the fastest time. Watch Grand Slam’s winning rounds at our VDL youtube channel:
Grand Slam VDL wins 1* Grote Prijs- first round
Grand Slam VDL wins 1 * Grote Prijs- jump-off
Grand Slam VDL and Alex David Gill competed three times in Zwolle and jumped clear all three rounds.
James Billington won with our homebred mare Fancy Roos VDL (Baltic x Goodtimes) a 1.40m class two phases. James and Fancy Roos VDL jumped clear in the fastest time. For a video of the winning round:
Fancy Roos VDL wins 1.40m 2-fasen
In the 6 – and 7-years old final two horses of the VDL Stud placed in the top 10: Goldenstar (Bacardi x Ypsilon), ridden by Alex David Gill placde 4th and Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco), ridden by James Billington palced 8th. And Gacarla VDL (Arezzo x Indoctro), who was bred by us but sold as a young horse, finished in 7th place with her rider Suus Kuyten.
Farianne (Indoctro x Corland), ridden by Richard Howley, won a 1.40m/1.45m class against the clock.. Comfortuna VDL, ridden by James Billington, jumped a clear round and finished 11th in this class.
Empafee BN (Emilion x Indoctro), ridden by Tonny Leeuwen won a 1.25m class and also placed 4th one time.
Also high placed were:
3rd 1.40m: Falanita (Corland x Vincenzo), ridden by Alex David Gill
+ 4th 1.25m Good Farming HS (Carrera x Atlantic), ridden by Jan Schuttert
1.30m Helsinki VDL (Baltic x Corland), ridden by James Billington
1.35m Eldorado (Corland x Sheraton), ridden by Gert van den Hof