Justin Verboomen win Brilliant Cup: ‘A great success for the team’

An emotional victory for Justin Verboomen and his Da Vinci. ‘This was a little surprise, though,’ said Justin Verboomen. With Elisabeth Tepper’s horse, he won the Brilliant Cup at the Belgian Championships.

‘This is very nice, also for Da Vinci’s owner. She mostly trains him. Elisabeth won the freestyle with Belaggio, I came second in the freestyle and won the final ranking. A nice success for the team,’ said Justin Verboomen.

First big event
Last winter, Justin Verboomen rode several competitions with Da Vinci. ‘This was the first big event for Da Vinci, that’s why I didn’t expect too much. But he did super well.’ The 10-year-old son of Dante Weltino seems to have many qualities. ‘His hind leg he definitely has from his sire Dante Weltino, he is a super sensitive horse. But he did super well here, both during the tests and outside,’ Justin praises his horse.

Good team
With five horses to ride, these are busy days for Justin Verboomen. ‘Fortunately, we have a really good team, which makes this all possible. This result is really super nice for Elisabeth!’

Top 3
Elisabeth Tepper came second in the final standings with Belaggio (by Bellissimo M) followed by Jonas Schaekers with Schumacher (by Stedinger) in place three.


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