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Daniel Deusser and Calisto Blue top the Gothenburg Trophy

Saturday, 22 February 2020
CSI5*-W Gothenburg 2020

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Daniel Deusser and Calisto Blue. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.


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At Gothenburg Horse Show, Daniel Deusser (GER) won Saturday night’s CSI5* 1.55m Gothenburg Trophy presented by AB Volvo. Riding Calisto Blue (Chacco-Blue x Con Air), Deusser was one of only two riders that delivered a double clear round. Denis Lynch (IRL) and GC Chopin’s Bushi (Contendro II x Nairobi) followed in runner-up position, 0.75 seconds slower than Deusser.

A total of 32 horse-and-rider combinations had lined up for the class, and six of them qualified for the jump-off. However, against the clock the poles just didn’t want to stay up. Peder Fredricson (SWE) and H&M Christian K (Namelus R x Calvados) had the fastest time of all, but with four faults they had to settle for third place followed by Fredrik Jönsson (SWE) with Cold Play (Contendro I x Argentinus) – also on four faults. Fifth place went to Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) with Castello 194 (Cristallo 7 x Lifestyle), who collected eight faults over the shortened course. 

“Honestly, I didn’t really expect to be fast enough – but I probably did what was possible today. You could see on my colleagues that it was possible to go quicker, but I managed to put enough pressure on them so that they had to try a bit more and then faults often occur,” Deusser said after his win. 

Denis Lynch didn’t go all in in today’s jump-off, simply because there were too many right turns. “If it goes GC Chopin’s Bushi’s way he can be really quick, especially when we have left turns – he is happier on that rein. If I ask too much on the right rein, he tells me off. So I keep him in his space where he is happy.”

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