h. Tomas Holcbecher
Saturday evening’s 1.50m CSI5* winning round €30,000 Prize of GmbH went to Irish rider Cameron Hanley, who turned on the speed when needed to take first place with his longtime mount Antello Z at the Stuggart German Masters in Stuttgart, Germany.
Hanley was slowest in the first round and so went first in the Round 2 order, but that didn’t seem to matter when he laid down a time of 34.49 that couldn’t be beat by the 11 riders that followed.
Germany’s Daniel Deusser and First Class van Eeckelghem placed 2nd on a time of 35.29 seconds, and freshly minted “German Master” Christian Ahlmann was 3rd in 35.87 seconds with Cornado II. Those top finishers were in good company with the starting order of 40 international riders.
Brazil’s Pedro Veniss was the winner in the day’s final class, the Prize of Masterhorse GmbH and Ensinger Mineral-Heilquellen GmbH accumulator. Veniss finished just ahead of Great Britain’s John Whitaker, who was also 2nd on Friday evening’s Mercedes German Masters.
It’s all a lead up to Sunday’s Longines World Cup Jumping Grand Prix. Stay tuned. . .
Full results of the €30,000 Prize of GmbH at this link.