Bordeaux, France – February 8, 2019 – Show jumping or Eventing? No matter the discipline, Michael Jung seizes all the victories. With his 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, fisherDaily Impressed (Cartani 4 x Elcaro), the German Eventing champion took the advantage over thirty-nine of the best show jumping riders in the opening class of the Jumping International de Bordeaux, the Prix Congrès et Expositions de Bordeaux CSI 5*, registering no penalties in 61.93 seconds for the victory.
Jung is quick to minimise his win, equally humble and talented: “fisherDaily was really wonderful to ride today. He’s a great horse and very fast. I really enjoy the round but I also know it was the easiest class to win of this weekend. However, it’s a great start for the rest of the competition.” An easier class indeed, but Jung is still leading the best showjumpers, in a discipline that is not his main one.
“It’s true and I find it is quite funny.” We will see the German tonight in his main area (hopefully for a second win in the Devoucoux Indoor Derby). He will however not enter the World Cup Grand Prix on Saturday night, a challenge he shouldn’t be afraid of, considering the champion he is.
“I already ran those classes in Stuttgart, Basel and Leipzig, without taking any point yet. But maybe I will run the circuit next year?” (laughs). Following him,
Belgium’s Jérôme Guery rode Kel’Star du Vingt Ponts (Kannan x Landor S) to second place backed by a penalty-free performance in 62.30 seconds while France’s Félicie Bertrand and Chacco Rouge (Chacco Blue / Papillon Rouge* Normandie) rounded out the top three after a clean run in 62.55 seconds.
Michael Jung (GER) & fischerDaily Impressed during the awards ceremony
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Source: Press release Solenn Rispail / Agence R&B Presse for Jumping International de Bordeaux
Photo: © Sportfot
Categories: CSI 5*