Alongside the biggest news of the weekend in Paris, it was French rider Olivier Perreau with Dolce Deceuninckwho won the CSI2* Grand Prix in the division that ran alongside the World Cup Final at the AccorHotels Arena.
At Spring MET IV in Oliva Nova, Valencia, home rider Mikel Aizpurua Quiroga won the CSI2* Grand Prix presented by CHP, as last to go in the jumpoff with Roxane de la Beranger.
The Zangersheide Z Tour, Week 3 closed out in Lanaken, Belgium with a CSI3* Grand Prix win for Belgium’s Gudrun Pattteet, who rode Sea Coast Pebbles Z to victory over her countryman Francois Mathy Jr., in 2nd place with Casanova de L’Herse.
The B&G Stable Construction CSI2* Grand Prix at Sentower Park in Opglabeek, Belgium went to Brazil’s Marlon Modolo Zanotelli and the ten-year-old gelding Icarus. Graham Gillespie of Great Britain was 2nd with Andretti, and Brazil was in the 3rd slot with Fernando Chiarotto Penteado aboard Catija et Z.
Romain Duget of Switzerland won the CSI3* 1.55m at 2018 Vittel in France. He rode the 12-year-old Sherazade Du Gevaudan in front of Jerome Hurel of Fance, who was 2nd with Ohm De Ponthual.
During Week 3 of the CSI2* Peelbergen Outdoor Tour, it was Katrin Eckermann of Germany who won the Parkhotel Horst Grand Prix with Caleya. She beat her countryman Mario Stevens, who placed 2nd with Caleya. And Yuri Mansur of Brazil was 3rd with Vitiki.
Also on the two star circuit, but at CSI2* L'Aper, French riders took the top three slots in the Grand Prix des Bénévoles. Romain Potin won it with Vibrato D'Enocq (Diamant De Semilly, with Lea Blanchart in 2nd place with Unick Du Francpor, and Theirry Lambert rounding out the top three aboard Unico De L'Ecusso.
At the Equuleus International Riding Club all the way in Beijing, China, European riders beat out their Chinese counterparts in the CSI2* Yishion Grand Prix: Belgium’s Jolien Maenhaut won with Pommeau de Heup, and Holland’s Vincent Vermeulen was 2nd with Dancing Blue. China took the 3rd place spot with Muladeli Muladeli riding Quinta to that placing.
And finally, ahead of next week’s CSIO Nations Cup competition in Coapexpan, Mexico at CSI4* Xalapa, Brazil’s Eduardo Menezes showed good form with his longtime mount Caruska, winning Saturday’s Nadro Classic Cup.