Saturday’s show jumping program ended with the International Helsinki Classics 150cm and after a really tight battle for the win with only a few hundredths separating the first and the second, Rein Pill on Alfons RA from Estonia was the fastest against the clock in time 50.39. Second place went to last year’s Helsinki World Cup winner Jur Vrieling on Dallas VDL who also did a great round with the result 50.47. Steve Guerdat and Venard de Cerisy continued their great weekend and placed third.

It felt amazing to win here and I’m very happy with our round. The horse was super today, he jumped really well already yesterday and was even better tonight. But, I’m still thinking about what to do regarding tomorrow’s World Cup, commented Pill after his performance.

Rein Pill and Alfons RA. Photos Satu Pirinen.


I’m really happy with our performance tonight, the horse is really fast and his canter is good so I was able to win some time there, Vrieling said after the competition.

Jur Vrieling and Dallas VDL.

06 International Helsinki Classics 150 cm, against the clock, started 35, placings 12.

1) Rein Pill/Alfons RA, EST, 0/50.39, 2) Jur Vrieling/Dallas VDL, NED, 0/50.47, 3) Steve Guerdat/Venard de Cerisy, SUI, 0/50.60, 4) Maikel Van der Vleuten/Arera C, NED, 0/50.89, 5) Peder Fredricson/H&M Zaloubet, SWE, 0/52.39, 6) Michael Cristofoletti/Sig Debalia, ITA, 0/52.48, 7) Luca Maria Moneta/Amethyste du Coty, ITA, 0/52.80, 8) Geir Gulliksen/VDL Groep Quatro, NOR, 0/53.21, 9) Angelique Rüsen/Dolocia, GER, 0/53.48, 10) Sanna Backlund/Zorro H, FIN, 0/53.55, 11) Harm Lahde/Oak Grove’s Vogelfrei, GER, 0/54.21, 12) Henrik von Eckermann/First One, SWE, 0/54.57,… 14) Anna-Julia Kontio/Fardon, FIN, 0/55.60,…  16) Emma Tallberg/Dobbelt Quidam, FIN, 0/57.28, … 18) Eveliina Talvio/Chelsea, FNI 0/58.43, … 21) Susanna Granroth/Baccara, FIN, 4/50.76,… 28) Marina Ehrnrooth/Evli Ellington, FIN, 4/57.86,