The Hungarian Vince Jarmy rode in front at the summer show

Vince Jarmy - so glücklich sehen Sieger aus!

The Grand Summer Show in Riesenbeck culminated on Sunday afternoon with the Grand Prix, a 1.45-meter jump-off. 35 participants had entered their names in the start list. They all knew that the course in the lush green grass stadium was equipped with some difficulties. There was an open water ditch for the experienced horses, as an alternative for the less experienced a water obstacle, which was covered with a mighty oxer. Likewise, long distances, a triple combination and many changes of direction had to be mastered in the spacious arena.
The spectators immediately cheered the first starter, Zoltan Lazar Jr. from the small group of competitors from Hungary, who delivered a faultless round with his Diablo. Eight more competitors (three from Hungary, two from Germany, one each from Denmark, Ecuador, USA and Norway) followed for the jump-off.

And the Hungarians, currently coached by a team of trainers at Paul Schockemöhle's stable in Mühlen, were also able to celebrate their victory in the Grand Prix frenetically. With a sovereign time of 39.70 seconds and a great, fluid - and above all faultless - ride, Vince Jarmy secured victory on the eleven-year-old stallion Koronaor (0/39.70). He relegated the US-American Hallie Griemes with the gelding Ace (0/40.99) to second place. Third place went to Thorben Köhlbrandt and his ten-year-old gelding Happy Time (0/42.30).

"A great, ideal, harmonious tournament that everyone here enjoys and where the international riders can excellently perform what is most important for them, namely the advancement of their horses, in the best conditions and completely relaxed," praised the live commentator of the equestrian sports channel, Henner Höschen.

Of course, this verdict also pleased the host Ludger Beerbaum, who, despite his own participation in the tournament, always looks meticulously that the conditions for the horses and for his fellow riders are as he wishes as an active rider at events. The only thing he was really annoyed about was that he clipped the bar at the last obstacle in the jump-off with his mare Mila and thus made a mistake.
Karsten Lütteken, show director and experienced in organizing equestrian events, can also be very happy about approval, and he always has an open ear for suggestions for improvement. This year, for the first time, the competitions alternated back and forth between the sand and grass stadiums on all days. "We all liked this concept very much. It provided a lot of variety, short breaks and at the same time this gave us the opportunity to prepare and set up each course in great detail." In these words of the tournament director, there is also great praise for the course and helper team, which is always an important component in the implementation of such events.

The winners' podiums in the Small Tour were international. The US-American Hallie Grimes won on the Zangersheide mare La Belle Dame Z (0/40.60). Danish rider Kamilla Ladefoged Rasmussen took second place on My Boy (0/43.55), followed by her compatriot Josefine Sandgaard Morup, who rode the Holsteiner De Semilly Edition (0/44.92).

In the Medium Tour, two very big riders already showed their skills in front of the home crowd the evening before. Eight pairs had qualified for the jump-off. The winner was Marco Kutscher, who was employed as a rider at Ludger Beerbaum's stable for many years. He sat in the saddle of Lastrup, a Lord Pezi x Come on- mare, and needed 39.91 seconds for the clear round. Ludger Beerbaum, who had saddled Cool Feeling, took - also clear - 39.97 seconds, and was second. The German podium was completed by the winner of the last CSI** Grand Prix of Riesenbeck, Hans-Thorben Rüder with Courage (0/40.46).

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