jump obstacles – Daniel Dusser (Germany) and Katrin Eckermann (Germany) secured Germany’s double victory last night in the Super Grand Prix of the World Champions Tour Final Qualifiers in Prague. The young Miami Celtics team took the lion’s share of the 4.5 million euro Super Cup from the Champions League. Max Conner rode EIC Coriolis ninth in the Super Grand Prix and put it all on one ticket with World Championship horse Elektric Blue P for the Shanghai Swans. Together with Martin Fuchs (Switzerland) and Christian Ahlmann (Germany), this was rewarded with third place despite three knockouts.
Play Offs is an add-on to the Global Champions Tour. In Prague on Saturday evening (November 19, 2022) the top 13 pairs of jockey horses started for the Super Grand Prix. At the end of the evening, the youngest of them should be at the top: 160cm Daniel Dussier Tobago Z (Otangelo x Mr. Blue).
In the first round over 165 cm, six duos managed to keep clean: Daniel Deusser (Germany) and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, Katrin Eckermann (Germany) and Cala Mandia, Peter DeVos (Belgium) and Toby De La Roque’s um, Harry Smulders ( NED) and the Monaco NOP, as well as Christian Ahlmann (GER) and Mandato van de Neerheide, remained clear at the time; McLain Ward (USA) on HH Azur and Max Conner (T) On EIC Coriolis des Isles each had one penalty point in their account for extra time.
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In the second round, only the top three late can remain flawless. McLean Ward rode a strategically clever course and, due to his timed error from the first round, tried to stay on time without taking as much risk as possible, which was also successful. As she explained later, Katrin Eckermann started her first Grand Prix in a very comfortable position, because her nine-year-old Westphalian mare felt beyond amazing. This was confirmed by a clear tour two out of two.
The Daniel Deusser Tobago Z Book wasn’t quite as light as a feather to begin with. But the German helped him with his voice and a lot of skill and the 14-year-old stallion Zangersheede delivered his heart. Despite touching the poles in the double group, he did not throw and gave his rider the win and prize money of over €300,000.
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in Max Conner And his ten-year-old chestnut stallion Zandor dropped two poles in the second round, resulting in nine penalties = ninth place and still over €33,000.
The Austrian picked Monaco winner EIC Coriolis des Isles in the ‘singles’ final and saved his World Championship horse and winner of the Rolex GP Elektric Blue P for the World Champions League. There, the prize money for the teams is higher.
GCL: Boldness trumps experience, and the Kuehner Shanghai Swans are in third place
Team competition in the Champions League was the highlight of Sunday afternoon’s CSI5* tournament. The top six teams this season rode a total of €4.5m. The Shanghai Swan was one of the most famous trios with Austrian Max Konner, Martin Fuchs (Switzerland) and Christian Ahlmann (Germany).
However, three young stars: 27-year-old Bertram Allen (IRE), 26-year-old Michael J. Duffy (IRE) and 23-year-old Edward Schmitz (SUI) won as riders for the Miami Celtics. . This afternoon, 76 years of life beat a total of 162 years of show jumping experience for Marcus Enning (Germany), Andre Thiem (Germany) and John Whitaker (GBR), who rode for Falkensward United and ended up getting the same number Points due to time (12 penalty points) defeat had to be conceded.
The Shanghai Swans finished third with 16 penalty points. In the first round Martin Fox dropped a pole on Leon G, in the second round Max Conner and Electric Blue B unfortunately had three touchdowns. Christian Ahlmann and Dominator Z showed a clear double round Sovereign.
Winter break is the daily arrangement of Jan Topps and his tour of the world champions. Even if the official stages for the upcoming season are yet to be announced, CSI Doha (QAT) could start again at the end of February / beginning of March.
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