German rider Simone Blum repeated at the CSI5* Stuttgart German Masters to take on this occasion a Mercedes Benz auto as first prize. (Photo © Stuttgart German Masters)
German rider Simone Blum repeated for second days in a row to secure the Mercedes Benz auto as first prize, on Stuttgart German Masters second’s day.
Completing a formidable jump-off round on part of Simone Blum, the German rider was presented with her 10-year.old mare DSP Alice (Askari x Landrebell) to record an unbeatable time of 33.64 seconds and ensure 80 World Ranking Points plus a Mercedes Benz car as part of the first prize of €115,000 Mercedes German Master.
The course designed by Christa Jung of Germany had in this opportunity only 12 pairs participating, where the jump-off round with 7 riders was the main scenario for Simone Blum to go driving by overtaking the Swedish rider Henrik von Eckermann with his 15-year-old gelding Cantinero (Cento x Cash), who completed his journey in 35.24 seconds.
For third place Marcus Ehning of Germany finished in 35.48 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Cristy (Canturo x Landlord), being very close to completing the one-two for home riders, while fourth place was of French Penelope Leprevost accompanied by the 9-year-old stallion Uranus de Cartigny (Diamant de Semilly x Double Espoir) in 36.90 seconds.
The fifth place to completed the Top 5 also represented the last double clear round where the las class winner Jur Vrieling of The Netherlands finished in 37.93 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Quality FZ (Quintender x Eurocommerce Berlin).
In this way the world number 130 Simone Blum collects two victories in the CSI5* Stuttgart German Masters, becoming to date the main protagonist of the show.