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Rolex Testimonee Kevin Staut, riding his 14-year-old mare Silvana HDC, today claimed victory by the narrowest of margins in the inaugural Rolex Grand Prix at the Indoor Brabant in The Netherlands. Only 0.01 seconds separated the Frenchman from Germany’s Marco Kutscher in second, with Penelope Leprovost in third place.

Dutch riders claimed five of the top seven places at the last qualifying leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2013/2014 Western European League series at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today where the winner, Edward Gal, was in a league all of his own.

What an exciting and spectacular competition! The jump-off counted 14 competitors and every rider beat the time of the rider before him. It was the last rider who entered the ring who could keep Jos Lansink from winning, Simon Delestre who is known for his fast rides.

He had the only clear round in the Van Schijndel Bouwgroep Indoor Derby, Hamad Ali Mohamed A Al Attiyah from Qatar. He rode a clear and fast round early in the competition with Levicci and it seemed difficult to better this result.

Indoor Brabant Rider of the Year Gerco Schröder was by far the fastest in the Borek Prize with the NRPS mare Zamora (by Quasimodo). The combination finished in 59.72 seconds. Runner-up was the reigning Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat from Switzerland.

The top five of the Brabanthallen Prize, the CDI4* Grand Prix freestyle was quite similar to the result of the Grand Prix of Friday morning. Winner Isabell Werth showed some surprising elements in her Freestyle which, for a minute, fooled the public.

Switzerland’s 26-year-old Janika Sprunger was the fastest in the last jumping competition of Friday, the ’s-Hertogenbosch Prize, a table A 1m50 competition with Winning Round. It was a super exciting competition and the public cheered every rider to the finish.

The first international jumping class was an all Dutch affair, but things turned in the VDL Groep Prize. In this class it were the German riders who took the top honours. Half way the competition Christian Ahlmann set the time on 63.58 with Aragon Z (by Askari) and after that no other combination could better their time.

The first international jumping competition of Indoor Brabant resulted in a complete Dutch podium. Sjaak Sleiderink and the KWPN bred W Zarah (by Rubert R) just beat his compatriot Ivo Biessen with only one hundredth of a second.

Edward Gal and Glock's Undercover (Ferro x Donnerhall) were unbeatable in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Grand Prix. Daniëlle Heijkoop convincingly finished runner-up with Kingsley Siro (Gribaldi x Hemmingway), followed by Italy’s Valentina Truppa with Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno.

The spectators in the Brabanthallen saw Germany’s Isabell Werth take victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix, the Hoefslag Prize. Her test with her 12-year-old Hannoverian mare Harmonie (by Hohenstein) scored 71.500 per cent.

Indoor Brabant is proud to present a top competitor field. All top riders will travel to ‘s-Hertogenbosch and will guarantee absolute top sport in the Brabanthallen from Thursday 20 til Sunday 23 March. The show offers € 675,000 in prizemoney of which € 350.000 for the Rolex Grand Prix.