5 March 2017

Lisieux: the winners

The international outdoor driving circuit started this weekend in Lisieux, France. Sixty-three competitors from seven nations put their horses to the test at this wonderful event in Normandy.

Claire Lefort (archive photo) won the pony singles class after a close battle with Gilles Pirotte (BEL) and Katja Helpertz (GER)
Photo: Rinaldo de Craen

Max Berlage (archive photo) left his opponents Louise Fillon (FRA) and Heidi te Poele (NED) behind him in the pony pairs class
Photo: Krisztina Horváth

Marijke Hammink (NED) won all phases of the competition ahead of Tinne Bax (BEL) and Rene Limpens (NED)
Photo: Esther Klok

Rudolf Pestman (NED- photo) and Yannick Cherel (FRA) had a very close finish in the 2* single horse class, which Cherel won. Louise Marie Malherbes (BEL) finished in third place.
Photo: Esther Klok

Newcomer Robert Roel van den Bosch (NED-photo) won the dressage and finished second, behind Jean Etienne Triadou (FRA). Franck Evrard Bruneel (FRA) came third.
Photo: Esther Klok

Anne Violaine Brisou (FRA) won with Quatar de Mesenguy and claimed second place with Zerro Attack G. Kelly Houtappels-Bruder (CAN) finished in third position
Photo: Frank Houtappels

The 3* Horse Pairs class was dominated by the French drivers with Franck Grimonprez (archive photo), François Dutilloy and Eve Cadi Verna taking the top three positions
Photo: Krisztina Horváth

French dominated again in the Horse Fours class, which was won by Fabrice Martin (archive photo), followed by Thibault Coudry and Anthony Horde.
Photo: Amy Mundell

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