Reed Kessler and Ks Stakki led the tie-break to win the second day of CSI 4 * Groos Viegeln. (Photo © ACP Andreas Pantel)
American rider Reed Kessler easily dominated the € 40,000 IDEE Kaffe Preis jump-off on the second day of CSI 4* Groos Viegeln in Germany to represent her second 2017 FEI win.
After starting a very successful career, including being part of the US Olympic team in London 2012, World Number 130 Reed Kessler just added her second victory of the year and completing a tiebreaking round at 34.48 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Ks Stakki (Stakkato Gold x Silvio I).
With the result Reed Kessler got 50 World Ranking Points, surpassing Germany’s Carsten-Otto Nagel for almost 3 seconds, who appeared with the 11-year-old mare Womanizer 18 (Colman x Contender) to finish in 37.32 seconds. For third place Thomas Voss, also from Germany, recorded a time of 37.90 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Wat nu 34 (Cormint x Exorbitant xx).
The class that began with 51 pairs, had a tiebreaker with 12 finishers and 8 of them with double clear round, but none faster than the winner. That was how they completed the top five Swiss Christina Liebherr in fourth place with the 9-year-old gelding L.B. Coco Jumper (Cassini x Carbano) in 38.25 seconds and fifth Julia Jyläs of Finland in 38.52 seconds with the 9-year-old mare Courage T Z (Cavino Z x Espri).
By the Latino Ranking Karina Johannpeter of Brazil totaled 8 faults in its regular round next to the 11-year-old mare Vanilla Di Villagana (Contender x Ramiro Z), occupying the 37th position with a time of 72.69 seconds.