ichael Jung & fisherChelsea Ph. ©Tommy Holl/GHS
Michael Jung is truly a renaissance man.
It’s no secret that the three-day eventing double Olympic gold medalist occasionally steps into the show jumping arena but his name among the starters of the 1.45m-1.60m class startlists is still an impressive surprise.
Take his 11th place finish in the Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday, December, 10, 2017 as an indication that a man of his talents can ride shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s best and remain a serious contender to take home a win in either discipline.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018, Jung shone with a win of the opening class-the 1.40m speed at CSI5*-W Gothenurg.
Jung and the 10-year-old Westphalian bay mare fischerChelsea (Check In x Argent) clocked a time of 55.13 seconds, besting the likes show jumping juggernauts such as Harrie Smolders and Marcus Ehning.
Sweden’s Cornelia Rylén and the 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood dark bay gelding Rasputin came in second place in 58.37 seconds while Great Britain’s Robert Whitaker and the 9-year-old AES chestnut stallion Noble Warrior (Warrior x Casantos) delivered for third in 58.81 seconds.
Friday’s 1.45m two-phase was a display of more of the same Michael Jung magic as he and fischerChelsea once again laid down a terrific trip in the Scandinavium. Their placing this time may not have been at the top of the leader board; however, coming fourth to Malin Baryard-Johnsson (1st), Peder Fredricson (2nd), and Steve Guerdat (3rd) isn’t a bad result by any means!
Results of Thursday’s 1.40m speed presented by AGRIA, here.
Results of Friday’s 1.45m two-phase presented by HÖÖKS, here.