Marcus Ehning and Comme ll Faut were raised to win the Madrid Grand Prix -Mutua Madrileña Trophy for the World Cup, being escorted by Frenchman Kevin Staut and Briton Scott Brash. Lauren Hough within the points and Rene Lopez of 37th. (Photo © longinestiming.com)
Closing of the CSI 5* week in Madrid, Spain and the dispute of a new sleeve of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping, where the German Marcus Ehning was perfect in its execution to take the victory with the 11-year-old stallion Comme ll Faut (Cornet Obolensky X Ramiro) owned by Gestüt Zhaschkow & Hubert Vornholt.
After starting the regular round with 40 competitors, only 9 would complete their clear rounds qualify to the tiebreaker, being Ehning’s unbeatable time in 43.56 seconds, the main reference of the final round. Taking each turn and beating on each line, the German rider took €51,150 with the victory and taking a lead of 42 hundredths of a second to Frenchman Kevin Staut and 11-year-old gelding Aran (Manhattan x Colino) owned by Alexandre Malaspina.
Former world No. 1 Scott Brash of Great Britain took third place with Lady M’Lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet) owned by Lady P. Kirkham, after completing his run in 44.04 seconds. Top 5 was completed with the double clears of the competition, being fourth place for the German Ludger Beerbaum and Casello (Casall x Carolus I) in time of 47.91 seconds, closing the fifth and Irish Denis Lynch with All Star 5 (Argentinus x Alme) in 48.17 seconds.
For the Latin Ranking only Colombian Rene Lopez participated with the 9-year-old mare Twit du Veillon (Diamant de Semilly x Tornado d’Hotot), occupying 37th place with a total of 14 fouls in 72.40 seconds.
The best seed of the World in the Grand Prix and world number 2 Simon Delestre of France, demolished two rails in the regular round that would locate him in 33th place.