Opglabbeek, Belgium – February 06, 2022 – Christian Ahlmann (GER) and Dominator 2000 Z were dominant once again, claiming victory in the €25,750 Stephex Horse Trucks Grand Prix CSI 2* last Sunday at Sentower Park. A total of 55 combinations entered the main indoor ring of the arena to face the 1.45m obstacles in the first round.
The German and the stunning black 12-year-old Zangersheide stallion (Diamant de Semilly x Cassini I) advanced to the jump-off without having any difficulty along with 13 other pairs. In the end, the dynamic duo were supreme, showjumping scope and agility before blazing across the finish line in 35.70 seconds.
The second place on the podium was claimed by Alexis Goulet (FRA) and Cordico (Cormint x Acodetto 2). They accelerated on the course and managed a clean scorecard too, falling just short due to their final time of 36.55 seconds, a mark that ended up earning them the second spot on the podium.
Mandy Mendes Costa (POR) was a pleasant surpise on the podium, rounding out the top three aboard Gray d’Aulbion DB (Balou du Rouet x Lupicor), being only fourteen-tenths of a second slower than the latter two in the tiebreaker.
Final Results – €25,750 Stephex Horse Trucks Grand Prix CSI 2*
1) Christian Ahlmann (GER) & Dominator 2000 Z – 0 / 0 – 35.70
2) Alexis Goulet (FRA) & Cordico – 0 / 0 – 36.55
3) Mandy Mendes Costa (POR) & Gray d’Aulbion DB – 0 / 0 – 36.64
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