They had to settle for runner-up spot at the first two legs of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Europe Division 2 series, but over the weekend at the third round in Lisbon, a hugely impressive Belgian side clinched victory by a significant margin.
Finishing with just four faults on the board, and without having to call up their last-line partnership Nicola Philippaerts and Chilli Willi for a second time, they had a 17-fault advantage over the runners-up from Spain.
The combination of the clever track and the challenge of jumping under floodlights in the second round made for an interesting evening. Belgium’s Fabienne Daigneaux-Lange told us;
"This show is fantastic! It was my first time in Lisbon and I enjoyed very much jumping here. It was the first time I jumped under floodlights and I really enjoyed that too!"