Amsterdam, The Netherlands – January 25, 2020 – Marcus Ehning (GER) and A La Carte NRW triumphed in the €50,000 Telegraaf Prize CSI 5* last night during the Jumping Amsterdam CSI 5*-W .
A total of ten combinations had qualified for the jump-off class but the German and the 12-year-old Westphalian stallion (Abke 4 x Lux) claimed top honors in the 1.50m challenge by registering the fastest clear effort in the decisive phase, stopping the timers in 36.10 seconds.
Philipp Weishaupt (GER) and Coby (Contagio x Escudo 19) earned silver honors backed by two penalty-free performances, the second one in 36.12 seconds.
Eoin Mc Mahon (IRL) claimed third place aboard Chacon (Chacco Blue x Aventyno) after a clean scorecard and a final time of 37.93 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Marcus Ehning (GER)
Ehning: “I was very satisfied with the first round. I’ve been racing for three quarters of a year now and we haven’t done that many jump-off courses yet. It is therefore a special blessing for me. It is the first victory in a difficult course for my horse. Allicante is a well-known stallion in Germany. I expect a lot from this horse this year.”
“I know it’s a horse that can jump anything, with which I can ride extremely short turns. I’ve tried it and I’m glad it worked out. It was a super course and for the jump-off it was good that 10 combinations were qualified. The audience has seen beautiful sport tonight,” said Ehning.
“I’m very happy that I got to ride at Jumping Amsterdam, that’s why I wanted to offer something tonight. I am very happy to be here, because Amsterdam is a nice qualifier. The Dutch people can be happy that they have such a beautiful competition”.
Source: News release by Eline Korving for Jumping Amsterdam
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