Italian rider Alberto Zorzi flew with his Cannonball costume to earn World Ranking Points on third day of the CSI5* Stuttgart German Masters. (Photo © Stuttgart German Masters)
Italian rider Alberto Zorzi dazzled with his costume in the €25,000 Prize of Allianz Generalversicherung Issler & Abel and days Gebäudemanagement.
Having evaluated the class by Table C speed and 13 participating riders must wear a costume, Alberto Zorzi accompanied by the 12-year-old mare Florette van het Lambroeck (For Pleasure x Baloubet du Rouet) owned by Tops Horse Trading BV, recorded a time of 55.06 seconds to take 50 World Ranking Points.
With the times set in the first positions, Alberto Zorzi managed to overcome a tenacious Brazilian rider and Latino Ranking Leader Pedro Veniss, appearing with the 11-year-old mare Anaya Ste Hermelle (Andiamo x Paladin Des Ifs) owned by Elevage Ste Hervelle, for finish his journey in 56.79 seconds and secure 45 World Ranking Points.
The three following positions that also represented the three riders that completed the Top 5 of the class, were for home riders Jörn Sprehe in third place next to the 8-year-old gelding Solero (Stakkato Gold x Graf Grannus) in time of 57.47 seconds, fourth place Felix Hassman with the 12-year-old gelding SL Brazonado (SL Baluarte x Silvestre) scoring the best time in 54.47 seconds, but one takedown pole increased his score to 58.47 seconds and fifth place for Michael Jung with the 9-year-old stallion Fischerdaily Impressed (Cartani x Elcaro), finishing in time of 56.37 seconds plus a takedown pole to total 60.37 seconds.