CSI 5*

Marcus Ehning & Stargold Claim the Jackpot in €97,700 F&T Speed Challenge CSI 5*

Doha, Qatar – February 23, 2023 – A great first day of top sport and showtime showjumping took place on Thursday at the Al Shaqab. In the day’s final event – last year’s Grand Prix-winning pair again took first place: Germany’s Marcus Ehning (GER) and Stargold, a 2011 bay Oldenburg stallion (Stakkato Gold x Lord Weingard) triumphed in the €97,700 F&T Speed Challenge CSI 5*, completing their penalty-free performance in 63.52 seconds.

They were followed by two of the top three-place riders from the earlier 5* class. Once again Francisco José Mesquita Musa climbed onto the podium, finishing second in 63.67 seconds, this time Catch Me Marathon (Contagio x Werther).

Kevin Staut (FRA) rounded out the top three, riding Chepetta (Chepetto x Cash) across the finish line in 64.24 seconds.

Winner’s Circle: Marcus Ehning (GER)

“My horse loves this arena! Today he made a very good start and we were able to build on that and go on to win. I’m very pleased. Stargold is an 11-year-old stallion with a strong personality and I’m so proud of him and his achievements.”

Final Results – €97,700 F&T Speed Challenge CSI 5*

1) Marcus Ehning (GER) & Stargold – 0 – 63.52

2) Francisco José Mesquita Musa (BRA) & Catch Me Marathon – 0 – 63.67

3) Kevin Staut (FRA) & Cheppetta – 0 – 64.24

Source: Press Release (edited) from CHI Al Shaqab

Photos: ©  CHI Al Shaqab