Third Grand Prix in a row for Christian Ahlmann

Mandato Van de Neerheide and Alman topped the Gp a the Csi2* in Riesenbeck where a real parterre des rois animated the show

Christian Ahlmann © Fei/HippoFoto-Sharon Vandeput

Bologna, February 13, 2022 – The Grand Prix of Riesenbeck Csi2* goes to Christian Ahlmann this weekend. Riding his ten-year-old Belgium stallion Mandato Van de Neerheide, he once again left the competition behind him as the last starter in the jump-off (0/43.13). The show jumper from Marl has won the Grand Prix three times in the past three weekends – each time with a different horse. Chapeau for that!

John Whitaker, who finished second in the Grand Prix on each of the two weekends in Riesenbeck, was more than satisfied: «I had two nice weekends here. This is a super show, the conditions are fantastic and the arena is beautiful. I’m happy with how my horses jumped». The Briton again rode the 14-year-old gelding Unick Du Francport (0/44.29), owned by his wife, in the Grand Prix. Third place went to Dutch rider Gerco Schröder on Glock’s Lausejunge (0/46.64).

Twelve of the 56 starting pairs had qualified for the jump-off course designed by Peter Schumacher, including five starters from Sweden, three German riders, two Dutch riders, one Irish rider – and one rider from Great Britain. The field of competitors, who were guests at the CSI** Riesenbeck at the weekend, would have done credit to any 5-star event: World number one Peder Fredricson (Sweden), Longines world number seven Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (Brazil), Olympic medalists Gerco Schröder (Netherlands) and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (Sweden), and of course the German top riders Christian Ahlmann, Marcus Ehning, Marco Kutscher, Christian Kukuk, Felix Haßmann, Katrin Eckermann were at the start.


Source: Pressebüro Susanne Strübel