Angelie von Essen is victorious in Kronenberg's feature grand prix


British-based Swede Angelie von Essen proved unbeatable in the Parkhotel 2* grand prix at De Peelbergen, Kronenberg, Holland, on Newton Abbot. A total of 13 of the 58 competitors accessed the jump-off, with Angelie galloping into the top spot on the Converter/Indoctro 10-year-old to win with almost a second in hand. Belgium’s Rik Hemeryck claimed second on Bretling Du Paradis Z.

Jamie Wingrove and Cardigan Z returned on four faults in round one for 22nd and Stacey Babes had eight on Camillo VDL.

William Whitaker claimed several useful places on Ludwig Criel’s team of horses. He jumped into second in the Stal Hendrix 1* grand prix on the Zurich seven-year-old Junior Van Het Hulst with a double clear. The pair finished 1.66 sec behind victor Dominique Greeve for the Netherlands on First Boy BB.Matt Clayton posted clear and four on the 13-year-old Irish mare Ardenteggle Poltarf for eighth spot in the 11-strong jump-off. Several Brits were denied a jump-off chance with four faults apiece. Ashlee Harrison on Zahra II took 17th, Elliott Gordon’s Einstein was 20th and Paul Bevan with Coco Vittorio claimed 26th. William picked up fourth on the 13-year-old Diablesse De Muze (Baloubet Du Rouet/Nabab De Reve) in the 2* 1.35m with a beautiful double clear, finishing 2.45 sec behind the winner, Sweden’s Stephanie Holmen on Carlo. Nina Barbour came home on clear and four with Calle for eighth spot in the 12-strong jump-off, yielded from 53 starters.

And William scored maximum points in a steady time in the 2* 1.35m acculmulator to take 16th on the Lord Z eight-year-old Ilusionata Van’t Meulenhof. Stacey Babes dropped two points at the second fence for 19th on Cazador LS.

And again, a rail down at fence two put paid to Stacey Babes’ chances in the 1* 1.30m accumulator, and although the 10-year-old Diamant De Semilly daughter Belle Epoque cleared the Joker, the early fault dropped the pair down to 23rd.

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