Monday, July 1

AES born Dakota grabs Ranking class

Annelies Vorsselmans of the former Eurocommerce team, has won the Saturday night Longines Ranking Class at CSI3* Bonheiden. In a jump-off with 25 riders, she made the most fluent turns, clocked the fastest time and also deserved a prize for the best style. The two tiny ladies beat Niels Bruynseels on Conisha vd Helle and the Irish Alexander Buttler on Will Wimble. Dakota’s father Cento Lano is owned by Stal Ceulemans from Belgium, which is also the breeder of Dakota. Cento Lano is an AES approved stallion who also produced the winner of this week’s GP in Grenoble, which was Casilias Z under the saddle of Laurent Guillet. In the Saturday night ranking class of Bonheiden, the seventh placed Faustino de Tili (Berlin) is a AES stallion. He jumped double clear under Olivier Philippaerts.