On Friday Jur Vrieling jumped to third in the RWE Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia with the eleven-year-old Plot Blue son, Fiumicino van de Kalevallai, with a clear round in 42.79 seconds.

The pair have already been together for a long time, but Vrieling said, “coming under the top three in a class of this magnitude is one of his best achievements to-date.” In view of the fact that 16 of the in total 54 competitors reached the jump-off, the team World Champion of 2014 said: “The fences were high and wide, there was a water jump and both Liverpools. The course contained all possible challenges. I didn’t expect there to be so many clear rounds. But that shows the quality of the horses and riders here.”