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VDL Edgar M (Arezzo) wins CSI5* competition over 1.60m in Geneva

Dec 14, 2022 09.05


GENEVE - With two fantastic clear rounds, VDL Edgar M (Arezzo VDL x Marlon) under Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) jumped to victory in the CSI5* competition over 1.60m in Geneva (SUI).

VDL Edgar M, who was bred by E. & M. Meijer (NED), strung together successes last year under Zanotelli: 

 

  • second in the CSI5*-W World Cup competition over 1.60m in Lyon (FRA);
  • winner of the 5* Grand Prix of Oslo (NOR);
  • winner of the Grand Prix of Vakenswaard (NED);
  • the incredible ex aequo for VDL Edgar M (Arezzo) and Cartello VDL in the CSI5* 1.60m-Grand Prix in Madrid (ESP);
  • third in CSI5* Grand Prix over 1.60m in St Tropez.

In Geneva yesterday there was also a great result for ten-year-old Baltic son Leone Jei, who took home no less than €240,000. Leone Jei (Baltic x Corland) and Martin Fuchs (SUI) came narrowly second in the CSI5*-1.60m Grand Prix of Geneva. With a fast clear round in the jump-off, the breeding product of G.M. van Mersbergen of Udenhout (NED) delivered another top performance. Last year, the total prize money Leone Jei brought in was no less than €890,167; in 2021, the counter remained at €450,400.

Some highlights of Leone Jei and Fuchs from 2022:

  • winner of the CSI5*- Dinard (FRA) (1.60m)
  • winner of the CSIO5*- St. Gallen (SUI) (1.60m)
  • winner of the CSIO5*- St. Gallen (SUI) (1.60m)

Glamour Girl (Zirocco Blue x Caletto I), bred by Stoeterij Gaesbeek (BEL), with Henrick von Eckermann (SWE) in the saddle, finished second in the CSI5* over 1.55m in Geneva. 
Earlier this month, 11-year-old Glamour Girl won over €50,000 in prize money in one weekend in La Coruña (ESP), where she won the CSI5*-W over 1.50m and came second once. 

Some further highlights from 2022 Zirocco Blue daughter Glamour Girl under Henrik von Eckermann:

  • winner of the CSI4* - Hagen (GER) (1.60m)
  • winner of the CSI5* - Lyon (FRA) (1.60m)
  • 4th in the CSI5*-W - WC - Sharjah (UAE) Two rounds (1.60m) 
  • 4th in the CSIO5*-NC MEast - GP - Abu Dhabi (UAE) (1.60m) 
  • 5th in the CSI4*-W - WC - Abu Dhabi (UAE) (1.60m)

Catch me Not S (Cardento x Ramiro's Son I) and Peter Fredericson (SWE) finished a fine third in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva. This fine ranking earned the successful combination €76,175 in prize money, bringing the total of prizes won to the sweet sum of €1,182,068, the bulk of which was jumped together in 2021 and 2022. Catch me Not S was bred by Krister Svedberg (SWE).

2022 also brought Catch me Not gote successes, including:

  • winner of the CSI5* - GP - Brussels (BEL) (1.60m)
  • winner of the CSI5* - GP - Brussels (BEL) (1.60m)
  • winner of the CSIO5* - NC - Calgary, Spruce Meadows (CAN) (1.60m)
  • second in the CSIO5* - NC - Knokke (BEL) (1.60m) 
  • winner of the Westcoast Equestrian Week - GP - Åby (SWE) - (1.50m)
  • winner of the GP - Sundbyholm (SWE) - Nat. Table A with jump-off (1.50m)
  • third in the Westcoast Equestrian Week - GP - Åby (SWE) - (1.50m)
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Picture: VDL Edgar M (Arezzo) wins CSI5* competition over 1.60m in Geneva

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