Niklaus Schurtenberger & C-Steffra Soar to First in $375,000 Orlen Grand Prix CSIO 4* at Warsaw Jumping

Warsaw, Poland – July 23, 2021 – The Swiss Niklaus Schurtenberger (SUI) with mare C-Steffra have become the spectacular winners of Friday’s $375,000 Orlen Grand Prix of Warsaw CSIO 4*.  The 155 cm competition was unquestionably the toughest one along Friday’s menu list.

Giulia Martinengo Marquet (ITA) & Elzas

Only five out 48 picked up no penalties throughout the round, thus securing their participation in the jump-off. The latter itself resulted in three clears – with Schurtenberger delivering one, clocking 41.82 seconds.  Just two seconds behind came the Italian Giulia Martinengo Marquet (ITA) with Elzas – stopping the clock in 43,88 seconds.

The bronze went to Gerrit Nieberg from Germany, who completed the course with his 10-year-old Westphalian Ben in a time of 45.35 seconds. ‘The parkour was quite a challenge, one of those few I had to focus a lot on the riding. That is why, I guess, only five of us delivered a clear one.’ – admitted the 53-year-old Swiss.

Today’s victory is and obvious lift-up and makes our team look forward to Sunday’s Nations Cup even more.’ As for Poland, Wojciech Wojcianiec with Chintablue picked up four penalty points, finishing 11th, which ‘leaves a lot to be desired’ – as he stated.

Niklaus Schurtenberger (SUI) & C-Steffra during the awards ceremony

Final Results – PLN$ 375,000 Grand Prix presented by PKN Orlen CSIO 4*

1) Niklaus Schurtenberger (SUI) & C-Steffra – 0 / 0 – 41.82

2) Giulia Martinengo Marquet (ITA) & Elzas – 0 / 0 – 43.88

3) Gerrit Nieberg (GER) & Ben – 0 / 0 – 45.35

Source: Press Release from Warsaw Jumping

Photos:  © Warsaw Jumping / Lukazs Kowalski