Marcus Ehning wins the Riesenbeck International Grand Prix

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Riesenbeck International traditionally starts the indoor season with a CSI **. This year, for safety reasons, no spectators were admitted, so the prominent field of participants met with their horses for a four-day event, which only ran without frenetic applause and fingers crossed from a distance. The schedule allowed the riders to ride two horses in each class and thus enable many of their four-legged friends to enter the hall at the coveted show in Riesenbeck. For four days, the focus was on a pleasant working atmosphere.


The Grand Prix of Riesenbeck, a Longines Ranking show jumping competition, was only allowed to be ridden with one horse - and Marcus Ehning showed the competition that he is in a world of his own with the nine-year-old Oldenburg stallion Stargold (Stakkato Gold x Lord Weingard) . He didn't give his 20 competitors the slightest chance in the jump-off (0 / 43.80), and this with a ride that should be shown to every riding student as a stylistic lesson. The team Olympic champion won the Riesenbeck Grand Prix for the first time.


The Irishman in Ludger Beerbaum's stable, Eoin McMahon with Chacon, delivered a great ride that was almost fast enough. The rider really wanted to know it, accelerated intelligently, rode short turns, demanded a concentrated performance from his partner - and came second (0 / 44.64). Also in third place was Jonathan Gordon, a man from the Emerald Isle. On the mare Dorotheental's Classica he needed 45.55 seconds for his faultless ride.


All results here...