The fasted Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano clinched the victory at the CSI 4* Gross Viegeln Grand Prix beating home rider Patrick Stühlmeyer. (Photo © ACP Andreas Pantel)
The fasted Italian rider Emanuele Guadiano took the win at the Deutschen Kreditbank (DKB) Grand Prix, getting 100 World Ranking Points.
Being his 14th win of 2017 FEI events, world number 65 Emanuel Gaudiano dominated the jump-off round in 39.25 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Chalou (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet), securing a Mitsubishi ASX car as part of the first prize.
Although Emanuele Gaudiano was dominant in the decisive stage, the difference to his closest rival was well adjusted and distanced by 48 hundredths of a second with respect to the German rider Patrick Stühlmeyer, who appeared with the 14-year-old stallion Lacan 2 (Lando X Contender).
They completed the Grand Prix’s Top 5 Derin Demirsoy from Turkish was in third place with time of 40.27 seconds accompanied by the 13-year-old stallion Harry K (Equest Carnute x Robin Z II), fourth place for Ulf Ebel of Germany in 41.96 seconds next to the 13-year-old gelding Les Lennet (Libelo x Cascavelle) and fifth place also house representative Andreas Knippling with the 10-year-old stallion Hertoch van’t Prinsenveld (Casario II x Cento) were the last double clear round in 42.50 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Karina Johannpeter exceeded the time allowed for the course designed by Marco Hesse, being penalized with 1 foul plus 8 faults in his round to total 9 faults along with the 12-year-old stallion Lucero Ls La Silla (Dollar de La Pierre x Accord II) and occupying the 36th position. For her part, the main yesterday’s protagonist with her two victories and forming part of the Pan American Ranking Reed Kessler of the United States, retired with the 14-year-old gelding Cos I Can (Olympic Lux x Harlequin du Carel).