Lennard de Boer won The Telegraaf Prize at Jumping Amsterdam this morning. The show jumping rider from De Wijk sent the eight-year-old KWPN rider Luzella (by Cardento) rounded clear in the opening class and recorded the winning time of 34.87 seconds in the jump-off. De Boer and the mare were 1.15 seconds faster than Dennis van den Brink, who finished in second place with the eight-year-old KWPN horse Luuketoulon Defony Bo (by Etoulon VDL). Lennard de Boer also received the third prize. With the nine-year-old Zangersheide approved stallion Kentucky (by Berlin) he also left no stone unturned and finished in 36.22 seconds.
Lennard de Boer had two irons in the fire in the jump-off with Kentucky and Luzella. “It went really well in the jump-off. With Kentucky I was the first to compete in the jump-off. I haven’t been working with him for very long. I wanted to do a smooth lap, but not go too crazy. This went great. He has a lot of power. I hope to be able to take it one step further with him in the summer. I was in the lead with him, but then Dennis van den Brink beat me back. I didn’t see any combinations for me, because I had to start with Kentucky first. I had to get back on the other one as quickly as possible, because there were only nine combinations in the jump-off.”
Approach obstacles more quickly
With Luzella, Lennard still had a chance at victory. “She is a bit faster, which allowed me to tackle the obstacles even more briefly. I had a faster rhythm with her. Luzella has a lot of quality. I want to work with her towards 1.40m in the summer.”
“I think Jumping Amsterdam is an incredibly beautiful competition. I’ve been coming here since I was little. I think it’s great that I can take part in this.”
Bron: Jumping Amsterdam
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