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McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z claim their first victory of CHIO Aachen 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016
CSIO5* Aachen 2016

McLain Ward with HH Carlos Z. Photo (c) Tiffany van Halle.
McLain Ward with HH Carlos Z. Photo (c) Tiffany van Halle.

Riding HH Carlos Z, McLain Ward added the 1.50m Prize of StädteRegion Aachen to his endless list of victories in 2016. In a time of 27.77 seconds in the second phase, USA’s leading rider defeated Ireland’s Jonathan Gordon and Germany’s Felix Hassmann.

HH Carlos Z (Chellano Z x Voltaire) proved again to be one of world’s most competitive horses and McLain Ward gave him an incredible ride in the second phase of the Prize of StädteRegion Aachen. Ireland’s young rider Jonathan Gordon started right after McLain, finishing two seconds slower with Fellini (For Pleasure x Phin Phin). In front of his home crowd, Felix Hassman and Horse Gym’s Balzaci (Balou du Rouet x Landadel) ended up third in 30.21 seconds.

Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet took the fourth position riding Citizenguard Taalex, sired by Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve, while USA’s Laura Krraut secured the fifth spot with Confu (Contact Me x Cambridge).

 


Text © World of Showjumping by Peter van der Waaij // Picture © Tiffany Van Halle

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