New Zealand eventer Tim Price has taken out the CCI5*-L at the Luhmühlen Horse Trials inward Germany, successfully defending the entitle won past times his married adult woman Jonelle in conclusion year.
The World No.1 eventer as well as Ascona thou picked upwards fourth dimension penalties inward the showjumping but all the same finished 2.1 penalisation points ahead of runner-up Tom McEwen as well as Figaro van het Broekxhof.
Price in conclusion won the plough over prize at Luhmuhlen inward 2014.
“It’s real special for me to compete hither again. I won my showtime four-star contest hither inward 2014 as well as I’m so happy that things went so good i time to a greater extent than this year,” Price said.
“It makes me actually proud that the mare has performed so consistently inward all 3 phases. She does receive got a chip of an unconventional jumping technique, but that’s because she ever tries so difficult to practice everything right,” Price said of the 11-year-old holsteiner mare.
They had led from the cross-country phase, inward Ascona M’s showtime arguing at a CCI5*-L – the highest ranked contest inward eventing as well as i of only vi at this degree inward the world. But their Pb upwards to Luhmuhlen was ideal, including winning the CCI4*-S at Tattersalls inward Ireland.
“The mare is a existent fighter. When nosotros showtime bought her, she was quite pocket-sized so Jonelle got to passenger her. But so she kept growing as well as growing, so I gave my married adult woman a nudge every straightaway as well as so as well as finally got to ride her when Jonelle was pregnant,” Price said.
Last to larn inward the jumping, the pressure level was on. But i time inward the ring, it all came together. “You only larn into methodical mode. She warmed upwards actually well, alongside enough of juice inward the tank as well as so she went inward as well as only jumped super. I knew at that stage I had a chip of fourth dimension upwards my sleeve so I decided to receive got a chip of fourth dimension but boundary a clear circular as well as that is just what happened. I couldn’t hold upwards to a greater extent than pleased.”
Earlier this calendar month the Rio Olympian was crowned the novel World No.1 as well as in conclusion twelvemonth won the Burghley (CCI5*-L) Horse Trials, mark the start of a points haul that would culminate alongside the plough over ranking. Price has also ridden for New Zealand at 2 World Equestrian Games.
Runner-up Tom McEwen worked his agency steadily upwards the leader-board alongside Figaro van het Broekxhof over the weekend. After the dressage, McEwen was sitting inward 11th place, but alongside a spotlessly build clean cross-country round, he moved upwards to 4th house earlier the in conclusion showjumping phase.
McEwen, who has been riding the 14-year-old Belgian warmblood since 2018, was total of praise for his horse: “He has a real special grapheme as well as ever tries his best to please. I couldn’t hold upwards happier.”
Third house went to Alexander Bragg as well as Zagreb, who tried to pose the pressure level on Price as well as Ascona M, but took every bit good whatever risks. “My Equus caballus felt fantastic. The fourth dimension was real tight, so afterwards nosotros had cleared the triple combination, I felt similar most of the travel was done as well as took a piddling demand a opportunity on the agency to the side past times side vertical. Unfortunately, this cost us the win. I’m super happy to hold upwards on the podium as well as alongside Zagreb’s performance.”
As the highest placed High German rider, Andreas Ostholt finished the contest alongside Corvette inward 11th house (43.60): “Since I knew I wouldn’t hold upwards on the podium, I focused on producing a clear-round as well as didn’t worry every bit good much most the time.”
Of the master 33 starters, 22 completed all 3 phases.
German entitle – CCI4*-S Meßmer Trophy
Julia Krajewski as well as Samourai du Thot took out the High German Championship for the minute consecutive year, finishing ahead of Ingrid Klimke as well as immature Equus caballus SAP Asha P, alongside Dirk Schrade as well as Unteam de la Cense third.
Luhmühlen is a happy hunting the world for Krajewski; In 2017, she won the four-star competition, as well as inward 2018 she won the CIC3*-Meßmer Trophy / High German Championship, both alongside her faithful partner Samourai du Thot, a 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding.
“Sam thinks Luhmühlen is totally cool. He ever stands similar a monument inward the prize-giving ceremony as well as I don’t know whatever Equus caballus I would rather ride into a show-jumping course of written report with, if my Pb was solely 0.1 points. The pressure level was surely on, peculiarly since I saw from the entrance that Asha was jumping extremely well. I’m actually happy – it’s only fun when things larn so well.”
Ingrid Klimke was also enthusiastic most the functioning of her immature Equus caballus SAP Asha P. The eight-year-old Brandenburger mare performed all 3 phases brilliantly. “It’s so much fun to compete against Julia. We had a total showground today – but when Julia as well as I rode it was completely quiet! Asha jumped so good as well as was completely relaxed. She’s amazing. I’m real proud of our minute house today.”
Dirk Schrade as well as Unteam de la Cense also stayed clear within the time. The rider, who is currently based inward Holstein, summed upwards afterwards the ride that it was surely non his “best round”. Nevertheless, he was satisfied alongside his French-bred horse: “He touched 3 or 4 poles but luckily they all stayed put. I am super happy. We wanted to perform good hither as well as nosotros did.”