Salzburg, Austria – January 22, 2021 – For the second day in a row Felix Haßmann (GER) and Balance were victorious at the Neuro Socks Amadeus Horse Indoors CSI 4*. Forty-five couples entered the starting list of this 4-star jumping competition for the Auto Pichler Prize CIS 4* , offering a total purse of 10,000 euros.
After the sovereign victory in the CSI4 * opening competition yesterday, Felix Haßmann (GER) and the 14-year-old Westphalian mare Balance (Balou du Rouet x Landadel) didn’t miss anything in the 1.45m speed challenge. The clock stopped at a fabulous 54.90 seconds and since no bar had fallen, the CSI4 * winner at the Neuro Socks Amadeus Horse Indoors in Salzburg was again Felix Haßmann.
That Kim Emmen (NED) feels comfortable in the Salzburg Arena, she had not only proven with second place in the Grand Prix CSI 2* last week, but also yesterday with third place in the CSI 4* opening event. Today the rider from the Netherlands, in the saddle of Artist vh Marienshof Z (Arezzo VDL x Namelus R), continued her successful run in the Auto Pichler Challenge with a fast, penalty-free lap (55.83 seconds), good enough for silver honors.
Third place was claimed Przemyslaw Konopacki (POL) rode Home Run (Spartacus TN x Concorde) to third place in the speed contest, registering no penalties in a time of 58.92 seconds.
Final Results – €10,000 Auto-Pichler Amadeus Challenge CSI 4* 1.45m
1.Felix Haßmann (GER) & Balance – 0 – 54.90
2. Kim Emmen (NED) & Artist vh Marienshof Z – 0 – 55.83
3. Przemyslaw Konopacki (POL) Home-Run – 0 – 58.92
4. Christoph Obernauer (AUT) & Kleons Jersey – 0 – 59.12
5. Bryan Balsiger SUI) & Ak’s Courage – 0 – 59.51
6. Elisabeth Meyer GER) & Franco – 0 – 60.14
7. Marco Kutscher (GER) & Donna I – 0 – 61.12
8. Marcus Ehning (GER) & Cornado NRW – 0/63.53
9. Harrie Smolders (NED) & Nixon van’t Meulenhof – 0 – 64.49
10. Richard Gardner (NZL) & Cromwell – 0 – 65.09
11. Philipp Weishaupt (GER) & Goldeneye – 0 – 66.54
12. Kevin Beerse (NED) & Camelot – 1- 69.58LikeComment
Source: Press release from Equestrian Worldwide – EQWO.net for Amadeus Horse Indoors / Horsedeluxe Event GmbH.
Photo: © Amadeus Horse Indoors / Sibil Slejko