Kronenberg, The Netherlands – May 30, 2021 – Michael Pender (IRL) and HHS Calais were back to their winning ways on Sunday during the second week of the CSI de Peelbergen‘s Spring Tour CSI 2* at the Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen, claiming top honors in the €25,850 Zangersheide Grand Prix CSI 2*.
Riding the 2011 bay Irish Sport Horse gelding (Cavalier Royale x Obos Quality 004), the Irishman was able not only to overcome all the 1.45m obstacles both in the first round and the tiebreaker, also registering the fastest time among all the 15 finalists, blazing across the finish in 33.92 seconds to secure the win.
Christian Kukuk (GER) and Creature (Colestus x Re Mexico) were the closest ones, matching the double clear despite being much slower, timed in 35.36 seconds at the end of their jump-off performance.
Tim Rieskamp-Goedeking (GER) and Coldplay (Chacco-Blue x Pilox) earned bronze honors with no penalties and a final time of 35.65 seconds.
Final Results – €25,850 Zangersheide Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Michael Pender (IRL) & HHS Calais – 0 / 0 – 33.92
2) Christian Kukuk (GER) & Creature – 0 / 0 – 35.36
3) Tim Rieskamp-Goedeking (GER) & Coldplay – 0 / 0 – 35.65
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Photo: © Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen / Sportfot