FILIP DE WANDEL – EQUESTRIAN STAR OF BELGIUM

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44-year-old Filip de Wandel is currently the equestrian star of Belgium. He won the competition at Transverse city Belgium, with his Gelding Manhattan Van’t Leeuwerkenhof owned by Five-way farms in Saturday’s $37000 CSI3. Apart from all of his popular wins, he won during the second week of Transverse city spring which was presented by Turtle Creek Casino and Hotels.

After Katie Dinan and Otto D’Elle won on Friday, they seemed difficult to overcome. Kellie Cruciotti VanderVeen of the USA tried to beat them by crossing the timer in 35.77 seconds. However, the narrative changed in seconds as Filip de Wandel won with little chance by taking a curated path through the short track. 

Although he wasn’t moving at a fast pace his accuracy and ability to make strategic turns did the job and saved him some time to finish at 35.15 seconds. With Beat Mandli finishing second in 35.20 seconds and VanderVeen coming third. Out of the 23 combinations designed by Mauricio Garcia Bellesteros, only 12 proceeded to the jump-off stage to receive top honors and prize money. The 12 include:

  1. MANHATTAN VAN’T LEEUWERIKENHOF: 2012 BWP gelding by Emerald x Kashmir Van Schuttershof

FILIP DE WANDEL (BEL), Five Way Farm LLC: 0/0/35.15

  1. VIC DES CERISIERS: 2009 SF gelding by Olympic D’Anguerny x Desir Du Chateau

BEAT MÄNDLI (SUI), Grant Road Partners LLC: 0/0/35.20

  1. GIDEON: 2014 ZANG gelding by Super Trooper De Ness x Corland

KELLI CRUCIOTTI VANDERVEEN (USA), Serenity Farm: 0/0/35.77

  1. ATHOS D’ELLE: 2010 SF stallion by Apache D’Adriers x Papillon Rouge

KATIE DINAN (USA), Grant Road Partners LLC: 0/0/35.88

  1. KIRSCHWASSER SCF: 2010 BWP gelding by Amaretto D’Arco x Nabab De Reve

FREDDIE VAZQUEZ (PUR), Freddie Vazquez: 0/0/36.77

  1. CHARTRAINE PRE NOIR: 2012 SF mare by Kannan

BEAT MÄNDLI (SUI), Grant Road Partners LLC: 0/0/36.99

  1. TACHINI Z: 2009 ZANG gelding by Toulon x Burggraaf NV

MICHAEL MORRISSEY (USA), MD Stables: 0/0/38.23

  1. NADAL VD WATERINGHOEVE: 2013 BWP gelding by Bisquet Balou VD Mispelaere x Breemeersen Adorado

JONATHAN CORRIGAN (IRL), Maya Nayyar, LLC: 0/0/38.32

  1. SUPER CHILLED: 2008 ISH gelding by Gelvin Clover

JONATHAN CORRIGAN (IRL), Debra Wycoff: 0/0/44.47

  1. FANTASY BB: 2010 KWPN mare by Cardento x Labor’s VDL Indorado

JONATHAN MCCREA (USA), Windsor Show Stables: 0/4/36.00

  1. NANKING VD DONKHOEVE: 2013 BWP stallion by Houston x Cassini I

FILIP DE WANDEL (BEL), Five Way Farm LLC: 0/4/38.58

  1. JACKOFHEARTS: 2012 DWB gelding by Toulon x Baloubet Du Rouet

MARGIE ENGLE (USA), Gladewinds Partners, LLC: 0/23/51.17