German rider Philipp Weishaupt flew for the second FEI class of the CI5* Longines Masters of Hong Kong, beating the French duo of Patrice Delaveau and Kevin Staut. (Photo © Longines Masters)
The German rider Philipp Weishaupt flew to take the victory of the $100,000 Longines Seep Challenge at CSI5* Longines Masters of Hong Kong.
Being the second FEI class of the week at Longines Masters of Hong Kong, the German rider Philipp Weishaupt showed the way with his 12-year-old gelding Chacon (Chacco-Blue x Aventyno) owned by Madeleine Winter-Schulze, completing his round in time of 63.47 seconds.
The victory gave Philipp Weishaupt a total of 80 World Ranking Points and a prize of $33,000 on course designed by Dutch Louis Konickx, beating French riders Patrice Delaveau, who showed up with the 9-year-old mare Vestale de Mazure Hdc (Landor S x Quidam of Revel) in 63.47 seconds and world number 4 Kevin Staut with the 12-year-old mare Ayade de Septon et HDC (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Belle d’Avril du Mazy), adding 2 seconds when the class is evaluated by Table C and totaling 66.05 seconds.
The Top 5 of the class was completed by Max Kühner of Austria, finishing fourth in 66,72 seconds with the 14-year-old gelding PSG Future (Cash And Carry x Lorentin I) and fifth place Jérome Guery of Belgium in 67.30 seconds with 2 seconds added next to the 16-year-old stallion Papillon Z (Perhaps v.Berkenbroeck x San Patrignano Cassini).
By the Pan American Ranking Reed Kessler of United States of America finished in ninth place, being her time of 71.21 seconds with the 13-year-old mare KS Stakki (Stakkato Gold x Silvio I), adding World Ranking points.