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Stuttgart German Masters kicks off with a home win for Simone Blum

Friday, 17 November 2017
CSI5*-W Stuttgart German Masters 2017

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping. Simone Blum and DSP Alice won Thursday's main class in Stuttgart. Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.

The CSI5*-W event in Stuttgart, Germany, got underway on Thursday with the main class of the day being the Prize of Firma XXL Sicherheit – a 1.50m speed and handiness competition that also counted for the Longines Ranking. Simone Blum (GER) on the 10-year-old mare DSP Alice (Askari x Landrebell) took a very popular home win after clocking the time of 57,07 seconds.

The Germans dominated the top five: Christian Ahlmann (GER) on the 14-year-old stallion Colorit (Coriano x Capitol) placed second with a time of 59,27 while Alberto Zorzi (ITA) on the 9-year-old mare Danique (Zento x Hamlet) slotted into third with a time of 59,39 just ahead of Felix Hassmann (GER) on the 10-year-old mare Balance (Balou du Rouet x Landadel). Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) on the 9-year-old stallion Urano de Cartigny (Diamant de Semilly x Double Espoir) secured herself the fifth place in the class. 

Earlier in the day the Price of Bardusch GmbH & Co KG Textil-Mietdienste, the 1.45m opening competition, went to Felix Hassmann (GER) on SL Brazonado (SL Baluarte x Silvestre) with a time of 54,67 seconds. Michael Jung (GER) on fisherSolution (Carthino Z) also secured that the runner-up position went to the hosts with his time of 57,30 seconds, while Paul Estermann (SUI) on Cornet’s Hope (Cornet Obolensky x Drosselklang) placed third with a time of 59,99 seconds. Pedro Veniss (BRA) on Anaya Ste Hermelle (Andiamo x Paladin Des Ifs) placed fourth and Philipp Weishaupt (GER) on Che Fantastica (Check In x Pablo) took the fifth spot. 

The second 1.45m class of the day, also the Prize of Bardusch GmbH & Co KG Textil-Mietdienste went to Francois Mathy Jr. (BEL) on Falco van de Clehoeve (Quickfeuer van Koekshof x Fellini) with a time of 26,48 seconds in the phase two. Felix Hassmann (GER) on SL Brazonado (SL Baluarte x Silvestre) had to settle for the runner-up position with a time of 26,85 seconds, while Daniel Deusser (GER) on SX Higaldo VG (Quadrillo x Andiamo) took the third spot with a time of 27,61. Eduardo Alvarez Aznar (ESP) on Dollar Girl 46 (Dollar du Murier x Escudo I) placed fourth and Alberto Zorzi (ITA) on Florette van het Lambroeck (For Pleasure x Baloubet du Rouet) took the fifth spot. 


Text and picture © World of Showjumping by Nanna Nieminen

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