Rotterdam, The Netherlands – July 03, 2021 – Daniel Deusser (GER) beat all 22 jump-off candidates to win the €52,000 Rotterdam Topsport Prize CSIO 5* with Casallvano Saturday afternoon during the penultimate day of the CHIO 5* of Rotterdam.
There were many jump-off candidates, which was probably caused by the high quality of the participating combinations. The current number 1 in the world went for it in the exciting jump-off of the Rotterdam Topsport prize. The German and the 12-year-old bay Hoslteiner gelding (Casall x Gestion Silvano N) tapped two bars, but luckily they stayed in place, securing the victory in 37.15 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Second place was claimed by Kevin Staut (FRA) aboard Blackonda (Kannan x Lone Star I), who completed their fault-free jump-off performance just seven-hundredths of a second slower than the eventual winners.
Sweden was represented on the podium as Angelie von Essen (SWE) rode Conchella (Cartani 4 x Lord) towards two pernalty-free rounds, the decisive one in 38.20 seconds.
Final Results – €52,000 Rotterdam Topsport Prize CSIO 5*
1) Daniel Deusser (GER) & Casallvano – 0 / 0 – 37.15
2) Kevin Staut (FRA) & Blackonda – 0 / 0 – 37.24
3) Angelie Von Essen (SWE) & Cochella – 0 / 0 – 38.20
Source: Press Release from CHIO Rotterdam
Photo: © CHIO Rotterdam / Jarno Smits