Philipp Weishaupt becomes German Show Jumping champion at the Home Tournament


Twelve German riders qualified for the final at the end of the International German Championships in Riesenbeck after two qualifying classes. One entered the arena as the last starter with the dream score of 0.0 - and seconds later he should be the first. Philipp Weishaupt, rider in the Beerbaum stable, was once again flawless with the 13-year-old mare Asathir (0.0 points) and became German Show Jumping Champion 2020.

"Everyone had big plans," said Philipp Weishaupt, who also sees the home advantage as additional pressure for the Beerbaum riders. “It's just good for all of my colleagues to be able to ride here. Because in the past few months we haven't had any major shows. That was the highlight of the season. ”The new German champion, who had already won the title once in 2009, found the mode to be “great! That was exciting until the end. "

Second place went to Maurice Tebbel (Emsbüren) on his 11-year-old stallion Don Diarado (1.25 points). “A huge compliment to the organizers here at Riesenbeck International. After my mistake at the beginning of the tournament, today I thought I'd try again. And it worked. "

Mario Stevens (Lastrup), the bronze medallist, attaches particular importance to this championship with his 11-year-old Landano. “We are breeders, we raised this horse ourselves. I expected everything, but not that! ”He said overjoyed.

The CSI *** class over 1.55 high and endowed with 70,000 Euros was the second qualification in the German championship for the final on Sunday. Denis Lynch (Ireland) was ahead of the game with Chopin's Bushi (0 / 64.02) and won ahead of Maurice Tebbel, who had saddled Don Diarado (0 / 65.42) and Christian Kukuk on Quintino (0 / 66.30) ).

Again and again Finja Bormann! The 24-year-old rider from the Elmgestüt Drei Eichen had a fabulous weekend in Riesenbeck. After she had already won the German Women Show Jumping Championship with her 14-year-old gelding A crazy son of Lavina the day before with three faultless rides and the dream score of 0.0, she then won the qualification test in the U25 jumping cup and with the 12-year-old Holstein gelding Clippo and was one of three riders on the final day who qualified for the final jump-off. She won the U-25 jumping cup, sponsored by her employer, the Müter family (0 / 41.48) and the German Top Equestrian Foundation ahead of Niklas Betz (Limbach, 0 / 43.28) and Sophie Hinners (Sittensen, 21 / 73.62).

Unfortunately, there is also sad news. According to Annelies Vorsselman's partner Jeroen Dubbeldam, the horse Firkov Du Rouet suffered an inoperable fracture of the upper arm in the fall and unfortunately had to be put to sleep in the clinic. The rider has already been released from the clinic, she has suffered a bruised nerve in her shoulder blade.

Conclusion of the organizer

Ludger Beerbaum, host and rider: “We had exceptional sport in an unusual atmosphere. Despite the strict hygiene regulations, we are really happy to have found two German Champions in a top international field. We saw great sport and hopefully the viewers at too. We are all really sorry that Annelies Vorrselmans, who started the tournament here very successfully, crashed on Saturday. The rider injured her arm, unfortunately the horse could not be helped in the clinic after intensive treatment. "

Karsten Lütteken, tournament director and managing director at Riesenbeck International: “We had difficult conditions to organize a tournament. We think we did it pretty well. I am happy that the mode we developed together with the national coach and the FN worked out. In the course designer Peter Schumacher and his team, we had a partner who, with his courses, played a decisive role in making sure that everything went well. "


Photo: Just for the photo without a mask (Stevens, Weishaupt, Tebbel V.R.) |lafrentzfoto