Hamburg, Germany – May 31, 2019 – Shane Breen (IRL) and Can Ya Makan won the €25,500 Deutschen Kreditbank AG Prize CSI 4*, the second qualification for the 90th German Spring Derby CSI 4* presented by J.J.Darboven.
The Irishman and the 13-year-old bay stallion (Canturo x Fara) were supreme in the speed challenge, registering no penalties in 96.18 seconds for the victory.
The winner praised his horse, a real all-rounder under the saddle:
“Can Ya Makan is a fantastic horse, he can be used everywhere, in five-star Grand Prix, in Nations Cups and in the Derby. I tried to ride the first half of the course in a controlled manner, but my feeling was so good that I could just let him finish, “said the 45-year-old.”
Second-placed was claimed by Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Nupafeed’s La Vista (Lordanos x For Pleasure) by completing their penalty-free run in 97.92 seconds.
She was super satisfied with here horse and stated:
“She made it really easy for me today, I really had time to enjoy the lap. La Vista just feels really comfortable here and I could not ask for a better Derby horse. “In preparation for the Derby Sunday, the eventing world champion will look back on her brilliant lap from last year when she finished third with La Vista, she betrayed.”
Current defending Hamburg Derby winner Matthew Sampson (GBR) made the most of his catch ride from Holly Smith (GBR), guiding Quality Old Joker (O.B.O.S. Quality 004 x Slyguff Joker) towards a clean scorecard and bronze honors in 98.10 seconds.
“Quality Old Joker is really a great horse, he gives me a very safe feeling, I just have to try not to disturb him. “The best 32 riders from the first and second qualifying went on to compete on Sunday for the 90th German Spring Derby and valuable points in the Bemer Riders Tour.
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Press release from Deutsches Spring-und-Dressur Derby / Engarde Marketing
Photos: © Stefan Lafrentz Pferdefotografie
Categories: CSI 4*