Pinneberg, Germany – August 05, 2022 – After a second place finish in the €30,500 DVAG Trophy CSI 4* the previous day, Philip Ruping (GER) was back on the podium, but this time one step higher after guiding Casallco to victory in the €52,600 Eickendorf Horses & MeyerZimmermann Sport & Business Cup CSI 4* at the Hof Waterkant CSI 4* & CSI 2*.
Sixteen of the sixty–four combinations managed to overcome all the 1.50 obstacles and complete the course within the time allowed to advance to the jump–off. In the end, Ruping raced towards victory aboard the 11–year–old bay Holsteiner stallion, duplicating a fault–free performance from the first round, this time in 4.077 seconds for the win
The host nation showed their brilliance as Hannes Ahlmann (GER) guided Nerrado (Nekton x Acorado I) flawlessly in the two rounds, completing the second one in 41.19 seconds.
Moreover, it was an all–German podium for the Germans when Janne Friederike Meyer Zimmerman (GER) and Buttner’s Minimax (Cornado I x Antaeus) registered the third–fastest jump–off effort of the contest, crossing the finish line in 41.48 seconds.
Final Results – €52,600 Eickendorf Horses & MeyerZimmermann Sport & Business Cup CSI 4*
1) Philip Ruping (GER) & Casallco – 0 / 0 – 40.77
2) Hannes Ahlmann (GER) & Nerrado – 0 / 0 – 41.19
3) Janne Friederike Meyer Zimmerman (GER) & Buttner’s Minimax – 0 / 0 – 41.48
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