Wiesbaden, Germany – June 06, 2022 – David Will (GER) gave German fans what they had come for on a holiday Monday, a win in the €100,000 Longines Grand Prix of Wiesbaden CSI 4*. The German teamed up with Concordia 49 to claim the feature class of the 2022 Longines PfingstTurnier – Wiesbaden CSI 4*.
Only four out of the original 36 combinations that challenged the first round course managed to advance to the jump-off. In the end, it was the German who imposed his will to win, guiding the 10-year-old grey Baden-Wurttemberg mare (Colorit x San Patrignano Cassini) over all the 1.60m obstacles towards a blazing fault-free performance that couldn’t be matched by any other duo, doing so in 47.52 seconds.
One of the rising young stars of Irish showjumping, Max Wachman (IRL) was one of the most consistent riders throughout the week at the event. On Monday, he capped it off with a second-place finish aboard BerLux Z (Berlin x Major de La Cour), completing his jump-off effort in 41.56 seconds.
The only other clean scorecard of the day was registered by Gilles Dunon (BEL) and Fou de Toi vd Keihoeve (Toulon x Melkior du Montois), who completed the podium, crossing the finish line in 43.24 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Final Results – €100,000 Longines Grand Prix of Wiesbaden CSI 4*
1) David Will (GER) & Concordia 49 – 0 / 0 – 38.14
2) Max Wachman (IRL) & BerLux Z – 0 / 0 – 41.56
3) Gilles Dunon (BEL) & Fou de Toi vd Keihoeve – 0 / 0 – 43.24
Source: Press Release (translated & edited) from the Longines PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden
Photos: © Longines PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden / Toms.pic.de