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Marvin Jüngel and Balou's Erbin win the German Jumping Derby for a second consecutive year

Sunday, 12 May 2024
CSI5*/CSI4* Hamburg 2024

Photo © Marvin Jüngel and Balou's Erbin won the 93rd German Jumping Derby presented by IDEE KAFFEE in Hamburg. Photo ©


Edited press release from the German Jumping and Dressage Derby



The 93rd German Jumping Derby presented by IDEE KAFFEE went to Germany's own Marvin Jüngel and his 15-year-old mare Balou's Erbin (Be Bravo x Consul) for a second consecutive year. Jüngel is the tenth rider to have won the Hamburg Derby at least twice in a row and, at 22 years old, the youngest on this list of multiple winners.

And again, like last year, the outcome was decided by a jump-off. 

Two of the 32 couples completed the world-famous course in Klein Flottbek without any mistakes: Germany's Frederic Tillmann and DSP Comanche v. (Cellestial x Loredo) jumped the 162nd clear round in the history of the derby, while Marvin Jüngel and Balou's Erbin followed with the 163rd. “We always wanted to approach the matter as cool as possible," the young Saxon explained. “This morning my horse behaved so relaxed in the box – I knew then that it could be good, that I just had to stay relaxed and that worked out great.”

Tillmann had to go first into the jump-off and he risked everything, was incredibly fast but had the last jump – the wall – down. Jüngel, the defending champion, rode in for the final round of the day in front of 27,500 spectators. Focused, concentrated, with iron calm – in the end, two time faults gave him the Derby win.

“Balou’s Erbin fought so hard, it was an indescribable feeling,” the 22-year-old Jüngel beamed afterwards. “I was lucky that, like last year, I was able to go into the jump-off as the second rider and saw Frederic. I knew I would never have come close to his time. It was clear to me; keep calm and ride without making mistakes.”

The fast Frenchman Emeric George – who won the second Derby qualification with his mare Dune du Ru (Vagabond de la Pomme x Apache d'Adriers) – placed third with the fastest four-fault round in 150.20 seconds. “I’ll be back," he promised. "I watched the derby on TV as a child, but live on site it was something completely different – it was sensational.”


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