The German riders have been hard to beat on home soil this weekend, and it was no different at the CSI3* event in Offenburg. Sunday's 1.55 Grand Prix saw two home riders on top as Daniel Deusser won aboard Toulago (Toulon x Carthago) and Johannes Ehning finished second on Salvador V (Calvados x Voltaire).
Deusser has been in tremendous form at the event. On Friday he finished second with Toulago in the 1.50 Longines Ranking class, and on Saturday he won the 1.45 Longines Ranking class on the promising 9-year-old mare Comtesse van’t Ertsenhof Z (Calvaro Z x Ogano Sitte).
Today's jump-off counted thirteen of the 49 riders in the class, but only four managed to produce clear rounds against the clock. Fastest of those four was Deusser who stopped the clock on 34.09 to take home a brand new car as the first prize. A little over a second behind followed Ehning and the now 17-year-old Salvador V, the oldest horse in the class. Janika Sprunger secured the third place for Switzerland aboard another veteran, the 15-year-old Uptown Boy (Odermus R x Joost) with a time of 36.54. The last double clear of the day was delivered by Dutch rider Frank Schuttert and Go Easy de Muze (Vigo d'Arsouilles x For Pleasure), who settled for fourth.
Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Jenny Abrahamsson
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