Madrid, Spain – November 26, 2022 – With the grandstands packed with spectators in the central arena of IFEMA Madrid Horse Week CSI 5*-W, Saturday’s show jumping program ended with two events in which speed ruled: the highlight being the €95,550 Estrella Damm Trophy CSI 5*-W.
The €95,550 Estrella Damm Trophy CSI 5*-W, the most important class (1’50m) of the day, was contested by 44 competitors and was judged according to the “Winning Round” format. According to this table, only the eleven best-ranked teams from the first round (25%) were allowed to compete in the second round, in which all eleven horses started with no penalties.
With the counter at zero for all of them in the winning round, the jump-off promised excitement in view of the level of the riders who competed. And it did, because the course offered the possibility of intense galloping and winding lines that invited the riders to make cuts.
Six horses were clear and Max Kühner (AUT) took the lead with a time of 34’05 seconds over Eic Cooley Jump The Q (Pacino x Obos Quality 004), which qualified him as a strong contender for the victory. But the Austrian’s candidacy only held firm until the participation of Daniel Deusser (GER).
The German rider, winner of last week´s Super Grand Prix of the Global Champions Tour, in Prague, made the perfect ride with the 13-year-old grey Belgian Warmblood mare Jasmien vd Bisschop (Larino x Chin Chin), with which after overcoming the Estrella Damm vertical that closed the course, stopped the clock in 33’26 seconds, the winning time.
The third fastest zero of the “winning round” was achieved by Brazil’s Eduardo Pereira de Menezes (BRA) with H5 Elvaro (Calvaro F.C. x Heartbreaker), who set a time of 34.51 seconds. Fourth was Simon Delestre (FRA) with “Dexter Fontenis Z” and fifth was Philipp Weishaupt (GER) with “Che Fantástica”.
Once the class was over, Daniel Deusser received the winner trophy from Sergi Pérez, Estrella Damm’s sports sponsorship manager.
Final Results – €95,550 Estrella Damm Trophy CSI 5*-W
1) Daniel Deusser (GER) & Jasmien vd Bisschop – 0 / 0 – 33.26
2) Max Kühner (AUT) & EIC Cooley the Jump Q – 0 / 0 – 34.05
3) Eduardo Menezes (BRA) & H5 Elvaro – 0 / 0 – 34.51
Source: Press Release from Oxersport for Madrid Horse Week
Photo: © IFEMA Madrid Horse Week