Gerben has won several prizes with the young horses Chaqui and Callisto (both 7 years old) in the 1.40mtr competitions at the CSI*** in Lanaken (Belgium) that was held last weekend. Callisto was succesful with earning a 4th and 11th rank and Chaqui was ranked 7th. In addition, Faitfull was ranked 6th in the 1.40mtr class on Saturday and was ranked second in the 1.45mtr class in the finals held on Monday. The day before, Faithfull had one knockdown at the last obstacle of the double combination in a big 1.45m ranking competition. All in all, a satisfying weekend!
Last Thursday Gerben competed at a 1.30mtr and 1.40mtr competition in Wierden (the "Grand Prix"). In the 1.30mtr against the clock he had a nice and easy clear round with Carthageno. In the 1.40mtr with jump-off Gerben was twice clear with Chaqui, which resulted in the 9th prize. Because it was Chaqui's second show at the 1.40mtr level, Gerben took it easy in the jump-off (time was +/- 44 seconds). Between him and the winner (Robert Vos) were an ample two seconds.