Girls dominate Luhmuhlen CCI4*

Ingrid Klimke and FRH Escada JS, Luhmühlen Champions and most recently, Aachen champions.

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History was made today when a mare won Luhmühlen for the first time. Ingrid Klimke (GER) and her mare FRH Escada JS, an 11-year-old, Hanovarian, clinched the win with a stellar double clear show jumping round to finish on their dressage score of 32.7. Only .1 penalty points behind them was Jonelle Price (NZL) with her mare, 10-year-old British Sport Horse, Faerie Dianimo. Four girls in the top two!

Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo finish in 2nd place

Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo finish in 2nd place

 

Michale Jung (GER) with his favourite horse, La Biosthetique-Sam FBW, a 15-year-old, BADWU, gelding, round out the top three, finishing on their dressage score of a 34.2.

Show jumping was far from easy, with only nine pairs delivering double clear rounds out of the 25 who jumped.  Fence 4ab was influential and many riders had either the in or the out down. Riders had to be extremely economical to make the optimum time, as 12 duos racked up time faults.

The top five pairs all finished on their dressage score and the top six finished with scores in the 30s. If you wanted to be in the top 12 this weekend you had to score in the 40s. Six riders finishing in the 30s at a CCI4* must be a new record. Is the game changing or was the dressage scoring soft?

The only two North American riders (who are now European-based) competing here this year showed world class form.
Clark Montgomery (USA) and Loughan Glen, a 12-year-old, Irish Sport Horse, gelding added only .4 cross-country time penalties to his dressage score to finish the weekend in 6th place on a 37.5.

Clark Montgomery (USA) and Loughan Glen finish their first four-star in 6th place

Clark Montgomery (USA) and Loughan Glen finish their first four-star in 6th place

 

The first Canadian pair to ever compete at the Luhmühlen CCI4*,  Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master, a 14-year-old, Canadian Sport Horse, gelding finished in 10th place on a 47.5. Rebecca and Riddle Master are on target for the 2016 Rio Olympics after a performance like that. Get the bubble wrap out.

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master are the first Canadians to every compete at the Luhmühlen CCI4* and they finished in 10th place. Go Canada!

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master are the first Canadians to every compete at the Luhmühlen CCI4* and they finished in 10th place. Go Canada!

 

Here are the final top 10 [Full results]

Luhmuhlen top 10

 

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