Germany’s Janne Frederike Meyer-Zimmermann won the Championship of Donaueschingen by beating her countryman Rolf Moormann and Dutchman Marc Houtzager. (Photo © CHI Donaueschingen)
Germany’s Janne Frederike Meyer-Zimmermann won the €24,600 Championship of Donaueschingen on course designed by Olaf Jun Petersen.
With the participation of 54 teams and a total of 7 riders qualified for the jump-off, Janne Frederike Meyer-Zimmermann showed the way along with the 8-year-old gelding Buettner’s Minimax (Stopped I x Antaeus), stopping the clock in 32.70 seconds and take 50 World Ranking Points with her victory.
With his advantage exceeding 1 second, Janne Frederike Meyer-Zimmermann outshone countryman Rolf Moormann with his 10-year-old mare Samba de Janeiro (Stolzenberg x Glenfiddich), finishing in 34.19 seconds and third place by Dutch Mark Houtzager alongside 8-year-old gelding Edinus (Padinus x Columbus) in 34.65 seconds.
They were followed to complete the Top 5 Pius Schwizer of Switzerland in fourth place with the 8-year-old gelding Cortney Cox (Carlo x Espri) in 35.39 seconds and fifth place Daniel Engbers of Germany in time of 36.85 seconds with the 11-year-old stallion Evening Black (Shield I x Graf Top).
For the Pan-American Ranking only American rider Wilton Porter participated, but he chose to retire with the 11-year-old Cula Lou V (Chacco-Blue x Sandro).