Simone Blum & DSP Alice. ph: Stuggart German Masters.
For good reason, the fiery ten-year-old mare DSP Alice ( Askari x Landrebell) has caught the eye of spectators and participants of the sport alike. With a successful show season under her belt, the up and coming chestnut mare, owned and ridden by Germany’s Simone Blum, has acquired multiple top ten placings at CSI5* events, including a 1st place victory in the Longines Grand Prix of Lausanne CSI5* on September 17, 2017.
We recently explored the partnership between Blum and Alice in the 2017 Fall Issue of the Noelle Floyd Magazine, where it was revealed how Alice was groomed into becoming the horse she is today.
On Thursday, November 17, 2017, at the 33rd Stuttgart German Masters CSI5*-W in Stuttgart, Germany, the duo picked up their latest win in the €28,000 Prize of XXL Security Company.
In the first of two qualifications for Friday’s 1.55m Mercedes German Master, the competition against the clock saw 45 horse and rider combinations battle it out on the 12-obstacle-course designed by Germany’s Christa Jung and Louis Konickx of The Netherlands.
Nineteenth in the order, the 28-year-old German rider rode without fault to set an unbeatable time of 57.07s.
Next on the podium, fellow countryman Christian Ahlmann finished 2nd aboard the 14-year-old DSP stallion Colorit (Coriano x Capitol) with a time of 59.27s.
Twelve hundredths behind followed Alberto Zorzi of Italy and the nine-year-old KWPN mare Danique. The two finished in 59.39s to close out the podium in 3rd.
The second qualification for the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER, the second most important jumping event of the equestrian sport in the state capital, is the price of the EASY TICKET SERVICE on Friday at 5:15 pm. Only the 12 best from both qualifications will be allowed to race in the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER at 22.15 in the evening.
The full results can be viewed here.