Stockholm, Sweden – June 19, 2021 – Philipp Weishaupt (GER) and Coby 8 powered to victory in the €95,000 Fastator Prize CSI 5*, the second GCL Individual Competition during the Longines Global Champions Tour of Stockholm CSI 5* last Saturday.
The German and the 11-year-old bay Hanoverian gelding (Contagio / Escudo 19) were supreme in the 1.55/1.60 m challenge against the clock, topping 47 other combinations after a penalty-free run in 66.67 seconds.
The most consistent combination at the top of the sport the past two weeks, Peder Fredricson (SWE) and Catch Me Not S (Cardento 933 / Ramiro’s Son) were just two-tenths of a second slower than the winners, earning the second spot on the podium in 66.87 seconds.
It was a close call amongst the top three pairs and another all-time great Swede rider rounded out the top three, in fact a duo that had just been named to represent the country in the Olympic Games. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson ( SWE) rode Ermindo W (Singapore x Carinjo) towards bronze honors, registering no penalties in 68 seconds flat.
Final Results – €95,000 GCL – Second Competition presented by Fastator CSI 5*
1) Philipp Weishaupt (GER) & Coby – 0 / 66.67
2) Peder Fredricson (SWE) & Catch Me Not S – 0 / 66.87
3) Rolf-Göran Bengtsson ( SWE) & Ermindo W – 0 / 68.00
Source: Press Release GCL – Global Champions League
Photo: © Stefano Grasso