World number 2 McLain Ward of the United States flew at CHIO Aachen to secure victory in the SAP-Prize overcoming German Felix Hassman and Chilean Samuel Parot. (Photo © CHIO Aachen / Foto Studio Strauch)
The world number two and three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward of the United States of America maintained their good streak getting the first victory at CHIO Aachen.
With a quick round at SAP-Prize, McLain Ward and the 15-year-old gelding HH Carlos Z (Chellano Z x Voltaire) owned by Double H Farm, stopped the clock in 60.21 seconds to secure 50 World Ranking Points with an advantage of 59 hundredths of a second for his closest follower.
For the second place German rider Felix Hassman completed his field in 60.80 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding SL Brazonado (SL Baluarte x Silvestre), being awarded 45 FEI Ranking Points.
By the Latino Ranking Chilean rider Samuel Parot managed for the second day in a row to occupy the third place, appearing in this opportunity next to the 14-year-old gelding Atlantis (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L) and registering a time of 61.16 seconds in third place. With his result Parot managed to get 40 World Ranking Points, while being escorted by the Brazilian rider Eduardo Menezes, who took 35 points after recording a time of 61.91 seconds with the 13-year-old mare Caruschka 2 (Caspar x Continue) in its fourth place.
With regard to the fifth position, house representative Markus Beerbaum got a good course to surprise and sneak into the Top 5 with the 9-year-old mare Charmed 2 (Chacco-Blue x Plural) in time of 63.05 seconds.