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Michael Duffy & Zilton SL Z Blaze to Win Grand Prix of Eschweiler CSI 2*

2020.08.18.99.99 Eschweiler CSI 2 GP Michael Duffy & Zilton SL Z Bernd Rottgers

Eschweiler, Germany – August 16, 2020 – The Irish flag was raised high last Sunday during the final day of the Eschweiler Jumping CSI 2*. Michael Duffy (IRL) and Zilton SL Z did the honors for Ireland, claiming top honors in the €25,400 Grand Prix CSI 2*.

2020.08.18.99.99 Eschweiler CSI 2 GP Michael Duffy & Zilton SL Z Bernd Rottgers 2

Michael Duffy (IRL) & Zilton SL Z

The Irishman and the 9-year-old bay Zangersheide gelding (Zirocco Blue VDL x Indoctro) were supreme in the 1.45m challenge, securing the victory after blazing through the jump-off course in 32.96 seconds.

Two Irish riders battled for the top spot on the podium, with Jack Ryan (IRL) and Guminka (Bernini x Lupicor) earning silver honors by matching the winners’ double clear and registering a final time of 33.46 seconds.

Tom Tarver – Priebe (NZL) and Popeye (Cardento 933 x Lio Caylon) completed the podium with no penalties too, going through the timers in 34.21 seconds during the tiebreaker.

2020.08.18.99.99 Eschweiler CSI 2 GP Cel Michael Duffy & Zilton SL Z Bernd Rottgers

Michael Duffy (IRL) & Zilton SL Z

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