Jerome Guery wins the Longines Grand Prix of Lummen

3 May- The Belgians were in super shape for the Longines Grand Prix of Lummen, as six out of the ten riders in the jump off were Belgians. Lucien Somers built a difficult course with a tough triple and a delicate double.

Jérôme Guéry performed a clear round in the jump off with a time of 43.27 sec., faster than Harrie Smolders and Emerald (43.38 sec.). The third clear round in the jump off was Niels Bruynseels (45.06 sec.) with Pommeau du Heup.

Jerome Guery: "Papillon Z has a lot of experience and I have a good connection with him. He came to me to be commercialized and I guess there is attention for him, but I still hope to be able to ride Papillon Z for a while. The start of the jump off was a bit difficult, but once we started, everything went great."

Harrie Smolders: "Last year didn't go too well and we took a break this winter. We had a good start of the season in Wellington and I have the feeling that Emerald is back. My other horses went well too, that is probably why I was declared best rider of the competition."

Niels Bruynseels:  "I am super happy with my competition in Lummen. Two clear rounds in the nations cup and a clear round and clear jump off in the Grand Prix, I couldn't wish for more. I didn't know if I could be faster than my colleagues, Pommeau isn't the fastest horse."

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