It was a home win for Toni Hassmann and Classic Man V in Saturday's 1.50 Grand Prix qualifier at the CSI3* Baltic Horse Show. With a recent Grand Prix win from Donaueschingen up their sleeve, Hassmann and the very talented nine year old Cornet Obolensky-son were full of confidence and produced another top result. There were only six clears in the first round, but these horse- and rider combinations were joined by another six with penalties as it was a winning round. As all started over with a clean sheet in round two, anything could happen.
Hassmann was a worthy winner though, as he produced two clear rounds – and the fastest time in round two at 36.15. Then followed Janne-Friederike Mayer on Goja (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Palestro vd Begijnakker), who also had two clear rounds although over a second behind Hassmann on the clock in the winning round. Third place went to Douglas Lindelöw, who after four faults in round one, managed to be clear and fast in the second on Casello (Casall Carolus I) finishing third.
Kristaps Neretnieks won the 1.45 Championat of Kiel on Continue (Contini x Achill-Libero H). With the fastest of the five double clears, Neretnieks took the win ahead of Thomas Ryan on Quite Zero (Quite Capitol x Landgraf I) Christian Hess on Caitoki (Catoki x Calando I) ended third.
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