Aachen, Germany – July 21, 2019 – The Saturday highlight in the Main Stadium during the 2019 CHIO Aachen was the €65,000 Allianz-Prize CSI 5*, a 1.55-meter jumping competition with a winning round. The victory went to the USA as McLain Ward (USA) and Noche de Ronda once again showcased their very best.
Thirty-two pairs in total set off on the 540-metre long course comprising of 13 obstacles and 16 fences. Ten of them went through to the winning round. The number one in the world ranking list, Steve Guerdat (SUI), achieved the fastest round with Venard de Cerisy, reaching the finish line in 53.51 seconds. However, two rails down stood in the way of the victory.
McLain Ward (USA) claimed the victory with the horse that he only introduced to the international circuit at the start of the year: the ten-year-old Oldenburg-bred mare, Noche de Ronda (Quintender x Loves Corinth).
McLain Ward (USA) & Noche de Ronda congratulated by Dr. Jochen Schübbe, Head of Sales Directorate Cologne, Sales Director and Wolfgang “Tim” Hammer, member of the supervisory board.
Noche de Ronda was originally registered in Germany under the name Ramba Zamba RT. “RT” for the breeding alliance Richter-Irps & Tiefenthal. She is by Quintender out of a dam by Lovis Corinth/Sandro-Ramino. Before McLain Ward started riding her she had only competed in one young horse competition in Germany with Dennis Schlüsselburg. This year McLain Ward has already won three classes and come under the top ten with her in four other competitions at just five shows. Yesterday, they added a further victory to the list.
The clock stopped at 55.29 seconds, which left Martin Fuchs (SUI) with Silver Shine (Califax x Balou du Rouet) behind him in second place, registering no penalties in 56.20 seconds.
Third place went to the British rider, Ben Maher aboard F One USA (Toulon x Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve) backed by a penalty-free run in 58.98 seconds, showing rider and horse were fine after having a bad fall with on Wednesday, luckily both remained unscathed and were fit to compete yesterdat.
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Source: Press release from CHIO Aachen
Photo: © CHIO Aachen
Categories: CSI 5*