Victory at home for Felix Hassman in a tiebreaker round to take a Trailer as first prize. (Photo © Archive)
Prophet in his land Felix Hassman of Germany to dominate the Preis von Nordrhein-Westfalen in the CSI 4* Dortmund, liquidating any aspirations and obtaining a Trailer like first prize in leading the tiebreaker.
Taking a time of 35.06 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Balance (Balou du Rouet x Landadel), Hassman led a class with 59 pairs where 9 returned to the jump-off, being escorted by Dutchman Marc Houtzager in time of 35.98 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Sterrehof’s Baccarat (godfathers x Silvio I) at second place and the Belgian Constant Van Paesschen with 11-year-old gelding Calore van de Helle (Casall x Lord) recording 36.31 seconds finished third.
The last double clear of the class ended with the top five finishers, fourth was Frank Schuttert of the Netherlands with 9-year-old stallion Chianti’s Champion (Champion Du Lys) in 38.18 seconds and fifth place Markus Renzel of Germany in 38.20 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Cato (Chequille x Ratsherr).
For the Latin Ranking participated the Argentine Jose Maria Larocca occupying the 23rd position, completing a field of 4 fouls in 58.31 seconds with 13-year-old stallion Cornet du Lys (Cornet Obolensky x Champion du Lys).