Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The first week of the Diriyah Equestrian Festival came to an end on Sunday with Philipp Weishaupt (GER) and Coby 8 securing first place in the feature class of the day, $225,000 Saudi Ministry of Sport Prize CSI 4*, held at the at the state-of-the-art Al Duhami Farm in the nation’s capital.
Riding the 10-year-old bay Hanoverian gelding (Contagio x Escudo 19), the German was victorious in the 1.50m challenge after completing their tiebreaker performance in 34.82 seconds.
Abdullah Al Sharbatly (KSA) and Quilando (Quintender 2 x Landabel) gave the eventual winners a run for their money, earning silver honors only due to their final time of 35.39 seconds.
Daniel Deusser (GER) had another brilliant performance, this time riding Kiana van het Herdershof (Toulon x Lys de Darmen) towards a double clear, securing bronze honors in 36.01 seconds.
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