Once again Flore de Winne leads Belgian Heavy Tour championships

This time it was the Big Tour riders who had to endure the rain. But that did not spoil the fun. It was exciting until the last combination, but nobody managed to top the score of Flore de Winne and Flynn FRH.

A score of 73.468% rewarded Flore de Winne and Flynn FRH’s Grand Prix Special. Tomorrow is a rest day and Sunday the freestyle final is on the program. After two wins, Flore de Winne and Flynn FRH seem to be heading for their first national title in the Big Tour.

Same top 3
Larissa Pauluis and First-Step Valentin came second, as they did yesterday. The reigning Belgian champion saw her Grand Prix Special rewarded with 72.574%. Third was Charlotte Defalque with Botticelli, she received 71.021% from the judges. The entire top three were thus the same as yesterday’s top three.

Jette de Jong – Heavenly Charming
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Jette de Jong on track
In the Young Riders, reigning champion Jette de Jong is well on her way. She managed to win the first section of the Young Riders in the saddle of Heavenly Charming. Although she had her hands full. ‘I found it quite exciting, when I entered the ring Heavenly Charming got quite hot. So it was all hands on deck. Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad in the end. I now know how to handle it. It’s mainly because of his cheerfulness, wind, cold,’ Jette de Jong explains.

Top two horses of Jette
The reigning champion finds defending the title exciting. ‘Especially because Indini with Britt is very much like me and Heavenly Charming. That does make it extra exciting.’ Nice detail is that Indini also belongs to Jette de Jong. Tomorrow the first titles will be fought for and we will know who the Belgian Pony and Children champions are.


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