Salzburg, Austria – January 22, 2021 – Philipp Weishaupt (GER) claimed the victory in the first of four world ranking competitions at the Neuro Socks Amadeus Horse Indoors CSI 4*,taking home the lion’s share of the €26,400 offered in the first qualifier for the €100,000 Equitron-Pro Grand Prix CSI 4* next Sunday.
The 1.50m challenge featured 12 obstacles and 15 fences and the time allowed for the 68 pairs set to start was 67 seconds, so the pressure to deliver a quick, flawless lap was accordingly great. One of the Ludger Beerbaum Stables rider, Philipp Weishaupt (GER) made sure that the German anthem was played for the third time on the day, taking the win in the saddle of Coby (Contagio x Escudo 19), registering no penalties in 57.60 seconds.
The winners were just ahead of Felix Haßmann (GER), who saddled up Cayenne WZ (Claudio x Ramirado) for this ranking class, finishing second in 58.05 seconds without mistakes. After three 4-star competitions, Haßmann has booked two wins and a second place in his Salzburg account.
The third spot on the podium was conquered by Julien Anquetin (FRA) and Baya du Ter (Kannan*GFE x Poor Boy) after a clean effort in 58.36 seconds.
“Here in Riesenbeck, we just have to turn on the light in the morning and we can start, but it takes a lot of effort until the hall is ready for riders and horses. So we’re all the happier to be able to ride here,”said Philipp Weishaupt in the winner’s interview, enthusiastic about the Neuro Socks Amadeus Horse Indoors.
Final Results – €26,400 Grand Prix Qualifier presented by Neuro Socks
1. Philipp Weishaupt (GER) & Coby – 0 – 57.60
2. Felix Haßmann (GER) & Cayenne WZ – 0 – 58.05
3. Julien Anquetin (FRA) & Baya du Ter – 0 – 58.36
4. Bryan Balsiger (SUI) & Twentytwo des Biches – 0 – 59.17
5. Samuel Hutton (GBR) & H&M Kirlo van den Bosrand – 0 – 60.79
6. Gilles Thomas (BEL) & Luna van het Dennehof – 0 – 61.76
7. Erica Swartz (SWE) & Jovita – 0 – 61.95
8. Edouard Schmitz (SUI) & Cortino – 0 – 63.60
9. Jos Verlooy (BEL) & Varoun – 0 – 63.67
10. Kim Emmen (NED) & Jack van het Dennehof – 0 – 64.23
11. Patrik Majher (SVK) & Claude – 0 – 64.68
12. Evelina Tovek (SWE) & Dalila de la Pomme – 0 – 65.10
Source: Press release from Equestrian Worldwide – EQWO.net for Amadeus Horse Indoors / Horsedeluxe Event GmbH.
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