The German rider Jens Baackmann enlarged at home to win the Grand Prix presented by BMW Hakvoort Trophy, beating the Swedish Peder Fredricson. (Photo © Thoms Lehmann)
German rider Jens Baackmann looked great by winning the €125,000 Grand Prix of Münster, taking a very important home win.
With the participation of 42 pairs on course designed by Olaf Jun Pettersen, winner Jens Baackmann completed his second round in 43.21 seconds to secure 100 World Ranking Points plus a BMW vehicle, accompanied by the 12-year-old mare Carmen 255 (Cornet Obolensky x Contender).
Growing up at home, Jens Baackmann drive effectively led over his opponents and a rush by Swedish Olympic medalist Peder Fredricson with the 11-year-old gelding H&M All In (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Andiamo Z) completing his round in 44.02 seconds. For third place Dutch rider Marc Houtzager and the 11-year-old stallion Sterrehof’s Baccarat (Padinus x Silvio I) recorded a time of 45.84 seconds, while the fourth place was Christina Romberg of Austria with a time of 46.22 Seconds alongside 11-year-old gelding Sephyr des Lacs (Mr. Blue x First Bride).
The fastest of the two rounds was the world number 6 and former world leader Christian Ahlmann of Germany, getting a time of 42.07 seconds plus 4 fouls, which placed him next to the 14-year-old stallion Colorit (Coriano x Capitol I) in sixth place.
By the Latino Ranking Alonso Valdez Prado of Peru exceeded the time of the first round and was penalized with 1 fault, situation that did not allow him to advance for the second round with the 9-year-old gelding Chichester 3 (Casall x Cosimo), being outside of the points in the 18th place. For her part Karina Johannpeter of Brazil accumulated 10 faults in the first round with the 14-year-old gelding Casper 150 (Concetto I x Grannus) finishing in 36th place.