Riesenbeck, Germany – November 29, 2021 – Lucas Porter (USA) and Hope Street lit up to win the €26,000 Grand Prix of Riesenbeck CSI 2* on Sunday during the Riesenbeck International CSI 2* at Ludger Beerbaum’s Riesenbeck International Equestrian Center in Germany.
The American and the 2009 bay Holsteiner mare (Casall x Quick Nick) powered towards two penalty-free performances in the Big Tour grand finale, clearing all the 1.45m obstacles before setting the winning mark in 38.81 seconds.
Three continents were represented on the podium and one of them from the far east. Eiken Sato (JPN) matched the double clear set by Porter, finishing second aboard Saphyr des Lacs (Mr. Blue x First Bride) in 39.48 seconds.
Philip Rüping (GER) and Chaquito PS (Chacco-Blue x Conthargos) secured the third spot on the podium for the host nation, doing so in 40.22 seconds.
Final Results – €26,000 Grand Prix of Riesenbeck CSI 2*
1) Lucas Porter (USA) & Hope Street – 0 / 0 – 38.81
2) Eiken Sato (JPN) & Saphyr des Lacs – 0 / 0 – 39.48
3) Philip Rüping (GER) & Chaquito PS – 0 / 0 – 40.22
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