German rider Miriam Schneider commanded the one-two for her country at the €143,800 Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix, valid for the Arab League World Cup. (Photo © Emirates Equestrian Center)
German rider Miriam Schneider surprised at the €143,800 Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix of CSI5* Dubai, securing the most important week’s victory.
The class was also valid for the FEI World Cup qualification, Miriam Schneider became the big surprise of the afternoon with her 11-year-old mare Cartagena (Cellestial x Le Matin), stopping the clock in 46.10 seconds on course designed by British Robert Ellis for Two Rounds and ensure with its result 130 World Ranking Points.
Concluding the CSI5* FEI World Cup Jumping – Arab League – Emirates Equestrian Club Dubai week, Miriam Schneider got a good advantage against her fellowman Jörg Naeve, which marked the one-two for Germans and occupying the second place with the 9-year-old mare Be Aperle VA (Clarimo x Concerto II) in 48.27 seconds, while French rider Frederic David finished third with the 14-year-old gelding Equador van’t Roosakker (Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin) in time of 48.69 seconds and last double clear round.
The fourth place was achieved by Cecilie Hatteland of Norway with the 13-year-old gelding Alex (Oklund x Fruhling) in 41.96 seconds, after she knocked down a pole in her first round and Rene Tebbel of Ukraine got the fifth place with 4 fouls with the 11-year-old stallion Cosun (Up to Date x Cavalier) in 43.81 seconds.
By the Latin Ranking Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho of Brazil was close to adding points in the 17th place, completing only his first round in 8 fouls and 74.17 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Chaccomo (Chacco-Blue x Contender). Emily Short of the United States and part of the Pan American Ranking, finished 25th with the same 8 fouls in 79.70 seconds with the 11-year-old stallion Trianon du Rozel (Ok du Rozel).