In a final between German representatives Marcus Ehning took the best part to beat Hans-Dieter Dreher. Audrey Coulter finished 32. (Photo © DigiShots)
With the Rolex Grand Prix closed week CSI 5 * Indoor Brabant at a height of 1.60m and victory for German Marcus Ehning in a jump-off of 12 finishers.
With 13-year-old stallion Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) owner by Nordrhein-Westfälisches Landgestüt, Ehning led impeccable and masterfully its route of the tiebreaker, marking a time of 41.82 seconds for the victory and earned him 150 World Ranking Points and 123,750 Euros. The fight for first place was not easy, had to fight a close battle against compatriot Hans-Dieter Dreher and Cool And Easy (Contender x Riverman) who followed him in time of 42.25 seconds, while his heels in the third Dutchman Willem Greve and the 12-year-old stallion Carambole N.O.P. (Cassini I x Concerto II) to mark a time of 42.29 seconds.
The Grand Prix Top 5 completed by Belgium Jos Verlooy in the fourth place with Sunshine (Diamant De Semilly x Hardi) a 10-year-old gelding owned by Eurohorse BVBA – Axel Verlooy, the last night double clear in 44.37 seconds and closing at the fifth World No. 1 Simon Delestre could do nothing with the 12-year-old stallion Classic Bois Margot (l’Arc de Triomphe x Galoubet a) owned by Haras du Bois Margot, knocking a stick in his jump-off round in time of 43.35 seconds.
American rider Audrey Coulter was the only representative of the Pan Ranking (PAEC) held the position 32 with 12-year-old gelding Alex (Arpeggio x Mon Cheri), accumulating two rail down in his regular round and totaling 8 faults in 71.24 seconds.
The competition featured the part of the No. 1 and No. 2 World Ranking to the delight of the audience, Delestre finished fifth, while British Scott Brash also classified the jump-off, but 5 fouls sent him straight to ninth place.