Felix Hassman shine at home to take the victory, where the Germans occupied the top four. Molly Ashe the best for Pan American Ranking and José María Larocca for the latinos. (Photo © Harald Kaster)
German rider Felix Hassman completed a formidable jump-off round to be shine at home during the Preis des Hessischen Ministerpräsidenten, where German riders finished in first four place.
With a time of 44.45 seconds, Felix Hassman secured the victory in the jump-off, which gave him 50 World Ranking Points in company of 12-year-old stallion Quali Quanti (Quidam of Revel x Non Stop), being escorted by Guido Klatte and his 8-year-old gelding Corisanto (Cornet’s Prinz x Couleur-Rubin) recording a time of 45.24 seconds, for third place the three-time World Cup winner Meredith Michael-Beerbaum along with 9-year-old stallion Samurai 501 (Stalypso x For Keeps) in 45.92 seconds and closed the German dominance in fourth place Michael Jung with the 10-year-old mare Corbanus (Corrado I x Balou de Rouet) in 46.06 seconds.
The best Pan American Ranking representatives was Molly Ashe who taking seventh place after a 47.85 second tiebreaking round with 12-year-old gelding Adamo (Lupicor x Ekstein) and yesterday’s winner Lillie Keenan also from US, knocked down a pole totaling 4 fouls in 50.64 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Fibonacci 17 (For Feeling x Vdl Corlando) to finish in 12th place.
Jose Maria Larocca of Argentina was the only representative of the Latino Ranking, failing to get his jump-off pass by exceeding the agree time and completing his course in 5 fouls along with 13-year-old stallion Cornet Du Lys (Cornet Obolensky x Champion du Lys) to ranked 29th.