CSI 5*

Philipp Weishaupt & Krokant Power Past the Competition in the €28,000 Prize of Firma XXL-Sicherheit CSI 5*-W

Stuttgart, Germany – November 10, 2022 –  German one, two, three – watched on by the national coach Otto Becker, the home country’s show jumpers came up trumps on Thursday in the international speed class for the €28,000 Prize of the Firma XXL-Sicherheit.

They left Sweden’s double 2022 World Champion in Herning “trailing” in fourth place. The first qualifying for tomorrow’s Stuttgart German Master, one of the equestrian highlights in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, was won by Philipp Weishaupt (GER) who posted a clear round in 61.67 seconds in the saddle on the nine-year-old gelding Krokant (Kannan x Loran).

Just 26 hundredths behind in second was Marcus Ehning (GER) atop the 17-year-old stallion Funky Fred (For Pleasure / Pilot), crossing the finish line in 61.93 seconds.

Third place was claimed Gerrit Nieberg (GER) who stopped the clock in 62.17 seconds on Blues d’Aveline CH (Baloussini x Coriall 2), a ten-year-old Wallach bred in Switzerland.

Atop the 11-year-old Royal Dutch Sport Horse / Dutch Warmblood mare Glamour Girl, Henrik von Eckermann (SWE), the 2021 team Olympic champion in Tokyo, finished fourth 13 hundredths adrift of Nieberg (62.30).

Philipp Weishaupt (GER) & Krokant during the awards ceremony

Final Results – €28,000 Prize of Firma XXL-Sicherheit CSI 5*-W

Rider / Nation / Horse / Faults / Time

1. Philipp Weishaupt (GER) & Krokant – 0 – 61.67

2. Marcus Ehning (GER) & Funky Fred – 0 – 61.93

3. Gerrit Nieberg (GER) & Blues d’Aveline CH – 0 – 62.17

Source: Press Release from the Stuttgart German Masters

Photos: © Stuttgart German Masters