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Philipp Weishaupt has won the CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex, the Grand Prix of the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2017. The German rider asserted himself in the saddle of LB Convall on Sunday afternoon after two rounds against the top stars of the international show jumping sport and thus triumphed in the second leg of the year of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. After having won the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHIO Aachen in 2016, this was the second Major victory in the career of the 32-year-old show-jumper.

Today, on Wednesday, the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ in Calgary, Canada, the second leg in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, kicks off and the first starting places for the Grand Prix on Sunday will already be awarded on the first day of the show.

40,000 spectators were there live when sporting history was written at the CHIO Aachen 2017: After two rounds and the subsequent jump-off in the “Rolex Grand Prix, the Grand Prix of Aachen”, Gregory Wathelet was able to assert himself against the entire world elite with “Coree” and win the first leg in the year of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Incidentally, this was the first Major victory in the Belgian rider’s career.

Indoor Brabant joined the prestigious Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. Indoor Brabant is the fourth Major in this Grand Slam and joins the three top events CHIO Aachen in Germany, CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ in Calgary, Canada and CHI Geneva in Switzerland, the home base of Rolex.

In one of the most dramatic Grand Prix in Indoor Brabant's long history, Leopold van Asten riding VDL Groep Zidane N.O.P. today won the Rolex Grand Prix. Established in 1967, and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, this leading show has a long history of attracting the very best riders, and with 12 of the World’s Top 20 taking part, 2017 proved to be a sporting classic which resulted in Dutch riders also taking second and third place.

In 2018 the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping will welcome Indoor Brabant as the fourth Major in equestrian sport. Established in 1967, and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Indoor Brabant will join CHIO Aachen (Germany), CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ (Canada) and CHI Geneva (Switzerland) in the ranks of long-standing traditional Major shows.   

Saturday evening traditionally starts with the Van Schijndel Bouwgroep Indoor Derby. A spectacular class with fences in the main arena of the Brabanthal but also in the paddock in the promo village. It requires strength and endurance.

Reigning champion, Hans Peter Minderhoud, produced a sensational personal-best performance with Glock’s Flirt to win the ninth and last qualifying leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League on home turf in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today.

Dressage legend Parzival of Adelinde Cornelissen said farewell to the public on Satuday afternoon. Adelinde said thank you to Parzival and all who contributed to his career. “The best thing is that we did it together. Teamwork makes the dream work.“

Marc Houtzager was the fastest in the main class of Friday evening, the VDL Groep Prize, a table A competition 1.55m. Houtzager crossed the finish line in the jump-off in 36.17 seconds with the KWPN gelding Sterrehof’s Calimero (v. Quidam de Revel).

The Gemeente ‘s-Hertogenbosch Prize, a competition against the clock with fences up to 1.45m, was won by Belgium’s Nicola Philippaerts with the 13-year-old mare Ustina Sitte (Clinton x Parco).

The Grand Prix U25 was convincingly won by Anne Meulendijks and her 12-year-old KWPN gelding MDH Avanti (by United). The combination had a good performance and 19 excercises were awarded eights by at least one member of the jury. The final result 72,395%.