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Kreuzer and Blum 2016 German Champions

Monday, 06 June 2016
German Championships 2016

The top three at the German Championship - Andreas Kreuzer, Christian Hess and Philipp Weishaupt. Photo (c) Holger Schupp/Dietmar Reker.
The top three at the German Championship - Andreas Kreuzer, Christian Hess and Philipp Weishaupt. Photo (c) Holger Schupp/Dietmar Reker.

Andreas Kreuzer was crowned 2016 German Champion this weekend riding Calvilot (Calvaro Z x Quilot). The championship goes over four rounds - with two rounds per day - and a jump-off for the ones with the best score.

Three riders ended all four rounds with a total of four faults, and went against the clock in the jump-off. Kreuzer finished the shortened course in 40.33 seconds, while runner-up Christian Hess with Bastian 86 (Utopie x C-Indoctro) crossed the finish line in 42.26 seconds. Philipp Weishaupt had to see a pole fall with L.B. Convall (Colman x Cascavelle), and had to settle for the bronze medal.

Simone Blum: German Champion for women. Photo (c) Holger Schupp/Dietmar Reker.
Simone Blum: German Champion for women. Photo (c) Holger Schupp/Dietmar Reker.

On Saturday, the final in the German Championship for women took place with Simone Blum taking the gold medal. Blum rode Alice 355 (Askari x Landrebell), and was one of the two riders that went clear all the way finishing with a jump-off. With 46.34 seconds, Blum was way faster than silver medalist Angelique Rüsen that finished the jump-off in 49.52 seconds riding Charity 33 (Cayetano L x C-Indoctro).

Kendra Claricia Brinkop with A la Carte NRW (Abke x Lux) took the bronze medal.


Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Holger Schupp/Dietmar Reke

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