On this second to last day of Knokke Hippique, the very last CSI 1* Grand Prix, (presented by Equihome) was on the agenda. And that means we also know who was the most consistent rider in the 1* circuit.
Of the 50 riders competing for victory in the Grand Prix, 16 made it to the jump-off. In the end it was Belgium’s Stephanie D’Andrimont who piloted the SBS gelding Damascus van de Kapel (Zento) to victory by just one tenth of a second.
After the Grand Prix it was time to honor the most consistent CSI 1*-rider of Knokke Hippique. The stakes were high. Riders were not only competing for the title of Leading Rider but also for a gorgeous STX tack box, a fabulous prize that Norway’s Maria Louise Kingsrod had her heart set on right from the start. From the very first Grand Prix, she was at the top of the leader board and she never gave up that position. It was a close call though, as her fellow Norwegian Therese Sol Henriksen was close behind. Maria: “There was some healthy competition between us. When we met, the rankings did tend to come up. Last year I just missed out on the title. So I am very happy that both me and my horses performed very consistently throughout the event. Moreover, I could really use a new tack box. My current one is old and covered with old stickers from 2015,” Maria added with a big smile.
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