Helsinki, Finland – October 26, 2019 –Saturday evening ended with German celebration when Michael Jung (GER) and Dante RZ topped the €30,000 Finnlines Helsinki Horse Show 35th Anniversary Prize CSI 5*-W yesterday during the Helsinki International Horse Show CSI 5*-W. Jung, who was the fastest also in the International Speed the previous day.
The German and the 8-year-old Bavarian Warmblood gelding (Diarado x Alvarez 17) claimed the victory by a narrow margin after a penalty-free run in 57.77 seconds.
Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Ulysse des Forets
Steve Guerdat (SUI) and Ulysse des Forets (Col Canto x Le Tot de Semilly) were the runners-up, doing it so only fifteen-hundredths of a second slower than the winning duo. Guerdat found some improvement in his own performance today but praised his horse. “I was too slow today. The horse was good and jumped well but I was simply too slow, Guerdat said tomorrow’s World Cup already in his mind.”
Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen (NOR) and Chaloubet (Balou du Rouet x Chapman) earned bronze honors in the very contested 1.50m speed challenge, backed by a clean effort in 58.10 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Michael Jung (GER)
It felt great today, the horse was just as good as I thought he would be. This is a really nice show, especially because of the unique hockey stadium atmosphere. The event is very well organised and I hope to come back again.” – Michael Jung (GER)
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Source: Press release from Helsinki International Horse Show
Photos: © HIHS / Satu Pirinen / Iita-Maria Ahtiainen