German rider Amke Stroman was solid in the jump-off round to win the Grand Prix of CSI2* Budapest. (Photo © nemzetilovarda.hu)
German rider Amke Stroman was solid in her jump-off round to win the €26,000 EXIM Grand Prix of CSI2* Budapest.
With only two riders qualified for the jump-off and in what would be a true duel for the victory between German Amke Stroman and home rider Sará Hollé, the course designed by Lázló Karádi from Hungary was the stage in the CSI2* Budapest Nemzeti Lovarda week, where the two competitors completed their double clear round.
Securing 50 World Ranking Points with her victory Amke Stroman, stopped the clock in 36.16 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Forchello (For Pleasure x Collin L), completing a fasted round and marking a clear advantage greater than 5 seconds before her rival.
For second place the Hungarian Sára Hollé finished her perfect course in 41.93 seconds with the 10-year-old stallion Clintus (Clinton x Kontár xx), representing her first World Ranking Points, counting on a great push of the crowd.
The world number 705 Amke Stroman, her today’s FEI victory represented the first of 2017 and second in her career, getting it last year in the same month of December and with the same mare in the CSI2* Salzburg Arena Messezentrum.
The honor roll with the top three finishers was completed by Gerfried Puck from Austria, marking the best regular round of 4 fouls in 58.95 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Bionda 3 (Phin Phin x Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve).