The CSI2* 1.45 Grand Prix of Linz was dominated by home riders, with two Austrians on top. Marianne Schindele and Outlaw II (Papillon Rouge x Joyau d'Or) produced the fastest of four clear jump-off rounds, with a time of 41,15 seconds to take the win in the 55-rider competition.
Sascha Kainz and Quasibobo Z (Quasismodo Z x Centauer Z) came closest and finished as runners-up, stopping the clock on 43, 82 seconds. Croatia's Denis Gugic und Coeur de Croatie (Cosimo x Carolus) had a time of 44,38 and ended third after a jump-off that counted eight riders.
Ireland's Anthony Condon won the CSI2* 1.45 Grand Prix in Eschweiler riding the 10-year-old Aristio (Arko III x Voltaire).
Condon was the fastest of ten clear riders, with no less than 1.04 seconds down to runner-up Marc Boes from Belgia aboard Gucci van de Grenshoeve (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Lawrence). Germany's own Alexander Hufenstuhl ended third with the Montender-son Maicon.
Jemma Kirk secured a British Grand Prix win ahead of all the French riders competing at the CSI2* show in Compiègne.
Kirk rode the 12-year-old Quelisto (by J'ai L'espoir D'el) and was over a second faster than number two Vincent Balleux (FRA) and Signee Lulu (Cardero*champs Elysees Boismar x Nelfo Du Mesnil). Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) ended third with Darmani van't Heike (Grandeur x Voltaire), securing two French riders in the top three.
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