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Mexico’s Santiago Lambre takes home CSI3* Sovaro Grand Prix Knokke Hippique

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Showjumping under the lights on Saturday evening, a triple combination as penultimate obstacle, a tight time allowed and technical parts in the Grand Prix course which could be compared to last week’s CSI5* Grand Prix. Only five riders and horses managed to put down a clear in the CSI3* 1.55m Sovaro Grand Prix of the first week of the 2016 Knokke Hippique Summmer Circuit. 

Mexico’s Santiago Lambre aboard Johnny Boy (by Johnny Boy II) was the first to manage a clear round in both the first round as the jump-off, knowing there were some very fast riders to go after him. Germany’s Marc Bettinger riding Balouzina, Denmark’s Emil Hallundbaek aboard Allstar and Slovakia’s Bronislav Chudyba riding Extasy III took their risks in the jump-off, but all got problems in the penultimate double combination. Germany’s Christopher Kläsener riding Zippit was last to go and finished on a clean sheet, only a touch slower than Santiago Lambre. The Mexican rider won the class, with Germany’s Christopher Kläsener finishing in runner-up position. Zoé Conter ended up as best Belgian rider on place number nine, after finishing on four faults with the wonderful Soory de l’Hallali.