Marcus Ehning won the prestigious 1,60 class "Golden Whip" at the CSI3* in Nörten-Hardenberg with Copin van de Broy (Darco x Brownboy). Marcus won as he was slightly ahead of Mario Stevens with Corlanda OLD (Böckmanns Cordalme x Landcapitol) after a great jump-off.
It was a demanding course with a triple combination that caused a lot of faults. Only seven riders were clear and made it to the jump-off. Four of them were clear the second time around, and it was Jaime Azcarraga with Celsius (Carthago x Peter Pan) that ended third ahead of Tim Rieskamp-Goedeking with Chopin (by TNT Chellano) in fourth place.
At the two star show in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, it was Eric van der Vleuten who took home the first prize. The win came on the promising nine year old gelding Baranus (Baloubet du Rouet x Centauer). Eric secured the victory after two clear rounds and a time in the jump-off of 39.17.
The three star Grand Prix in Lommel, Belgium, went to Dennis van den Brink. The Dutch rider was one of seven double clears on Royal Dream (by Indoctro), and was slightly faster in the jump-off than runner-up Marc Bunting from Great Britain on UB One (by Namelus R). Guillaume Batillat from France was third on Chanel vh Lambroeck (by Cash).
The two star Grand Prix in Toledo, Spain, was won by Sergio Alvares Moya. Alvarez Moya is the only Spanish rider between the 30 best ranked riders on the Rolex Ranking, and Saturday he demonstrated the reason. He was the fastest one, stopping the clock at 44,01 seconds in the second round riding Zipper.
At the Spring Tour in Drammen, Norway, it was Jur Vrieling who took home the three star Grand Prix. The win came on VDL Bubalu, on which Jur recently won the Dutch Championship. Runner-up was Swedish rider Jenny Johansson, who like Jur was double clear – but more than a second behind in the jump-off. The two next places also went to Sweden; Emma Emanuelsson on Titan was third and Douglas Lindelöw on Talina fourth.