Simone Blum & DSP Alice. ph: Stuttgart German Masters.
The German Champion Simone Blum won the Mercedes German Master on the evening of Friday, November 18,2017 in front of 7,400 spectators at the Stuttgart German Masters CSI5*-W. Held in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, Blum picked up her second win in a matter of 24 hours aboard the 10-year old mare DSP Alice (Askari x Landrebell). The two also had a 1st place finish in Thursday’s €28,000 Prize of XXL Security Company at Stuttgart CSI5*-W.
The 28-year old rider became the sixth woman in history to win the second most important jumping class at the competition set in the NeckarPark venue. Blum also walked away with a brand new Mercedes-Benz X-Class 4MATIC,
“Alice gave her all again today. She’s an unbelievable horse and I’ve won my first ever car today on her,” said Blum. “The car is absolutely beautiful, the old one is ready for the scrapheap anyway.”
Of the 12 entires, Blum and Alice were one of seven pairs who proceeded to the shortened track, where they put in an unbeatable time of 33.64s to win the class.
“It was a fantastic ride and it alone made the ticket price well worthwhile,” commented Ludger Beerbaum on their win.
The last competitor in the jump-off, Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann and the 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding Cantinero finished in 35.24 for 2nd place. In 3rd place, Germany’s Marcus Ehning and the 11-year-old Zangersheide mare Cristy finished their faultless round in 35.48s.
Jürgen Walker, the head of car sales at Mercedes Benz for the Württemberg region, also expressed his excitement over the class, stating “It was a fabulous winning ride, but the lower placed riders also deserve our admiration. We’ve been the evening’s sponsors for years now and the organisation at this horse show is just perfect.”
Simone Blum and DSP Alice were featured in the 2017 Fall Issue of the Noelle Floyd Magazine. To read about the horse “everyone is taking about”, visit this link and flip to page 70.
The full results can be viewed here.