Hamburg, Germany – May 25, 2022 – The first qualification for the Hamburg Derby CSI 4* took place on Wednesday as 52 combinations participated in the 1.45m challenge. Dermott Lennon (IRL) claimed victory aboard Gelvins Touch, guiding the 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Touchdown x Diamond Lad) towards penalty-free performance in 72.15 seconds.
Germany and Ireland battled it out for the top positions in the contest with both countries having two combinations each amongst the top four finishers. Benjamin Wulschner (GER) and Crystall (Cancara x Lancer II) earned silver honors in 73.84 while Robert Bruhns (GER) and DSP Corbain (Con Sherry x Quaterman) completed the podium only nine-hundredths of a second behind the latter two.
The second qualification is set to take place on Friday, before the final list of participants in the tradional derby next Sunday!
Final Results – €25,625 First Qualifier for the German Jumping Derby CSI 4*
1) Dermott Lennon (IRL) & Gelvins Tour – 0 – 72.15
2) Benjamin Wulschner (GER) & Crystall – 0 – 73.84
3) Robert Bruhns (GER) & DSP Corbain – 0 – 73.93
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