Stuttgart, Germany – November 11, 2022 – The world champion hits back: after finishing fourth behind the German trio of Philipp Weishaupt (GER), Marcus Ehning (GER) and Gerrit Nieberg (GER) in the first qualifying on Thursday, Henrik von Eckermann (Sweden) won the second qualifying class on Friday for the Stuttgart German Masters scheduled for later on the same day.
Watched on by a 7,400 crowd (2,800 were in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle for the four classes in the earlier session), the double world champion in Herning went clear in 66.28 seconds on Glamour Girl (VDL Zirocco Blue x Caletto I) to claim top honors in the €30,000 iWEST Prize CSI 5*-W.
Trailing all of 1.63 seconds behind in the runner’s up spot was the Frenchman Marc Dilasser (FRA) on Arioto du Gevres (Diamant de Semilly x Qualisco ) after having completed their performance in 67.91 seconds.
Third place was conquered Germany’s Sophie Hinners (GER), in the saddle of Zypria S (Canturo x Lux Z), registering no penalties in 68.06 seconds.
Final Results – €30,000 iWEST Prize CSI 5*-W
1) Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) & Glamour Girl – 0 – 66.28
2) Marc Dilasser (FRA) & Arioto du Gevres – 0 – 67.91
3) Sophie Hinners (GER) & Zypria S – 0 – 68.06
Source: Press Release (edited) from the Stuttgart German Masters
Photos: © Stuttgart German Masters