Deitermann leads from the front at Marbach
The experienced pairing of Simone Deitermann (GER) and Flambeau H3 became the first European combination to post a win in the 2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing, leading the qualifier at Marbach (GER) from start to finish.
Deitermann, 28, scored 32.3 in the Dressage, establishing a clear lead of nearly 5 penalties over compatriot Dirk Schrade (GER) on the French-bred Anglo-Arab Gadget de la Cerre, who later disappeared from the reckoning after incurring 20pen on the Cross-Country.
In a German whitewash, Julia Mestern (GER) rose from 8th place after Dressage to 2nd on FRH Schorsch, the only combination to achieve the 6min 40sec optimum Cross-Country time.
Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique-Sam FBW, the combination that finished 4th at last year’s HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing Final in Deauville (FRA), were 3rd ahead of Tim Lips (NED), who is causing such a sensation in Dutch Eventing, on Van Schijndel’s Owaela, 4th.
German riders were prominent in Deauville, and Kai Ruder and Leprince des Bois, by the Olympic stallion Summersong, 6th there, were 5th in Marbach, while Frank Ostholt (GER) and his 4* horse Air Jordan, 3rd in Deauville, were 7th.
The only other non-German rider in the top 10 was Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa, 10th on Georgeous George. Oiwa fared better than his trainer, Andrew Hoy (AUS), who incurred 20 Cross-Country penalties on Grove Joca.
Former dual FEI World Cup Eventing finalist Linda Algotsson (SWE) produced one of only four clear Jumping rounds, to finish 11th on the 19-year-old Stand By Me.Competition statistics38 completed Cross-Country27 clear rounds1 inside the optimum time10 with less than 10 time penalties15 eliminated1 retired5 falls (3 rider, 2 horse)German riders filled 8 of the top 10 places2 horses withdrawn before Jumping36 horses completed the Jumping
4 clear roundsAn established record
Deitermann, who was also 9th on Free Easy NRW, has a long-established partnership with the 16-year-old Flambeau, who was her Young Rider horse as far back as 2002. Recently, they were runners-up in the CIC*** at Fontainebleau (FRA), and last year they were 4th at Boekelo CCI*** (NED), 7th at Luhmuhlen CCI**** (GER) and 3rd in the FEI World Cup Eventing qualifier at Schenefeld (GER).RESULTS
1 Simone Deitermann/Flambeau H3 (GER) 32.3 + 7.6 + 0 = 39.9
2 Julia Mestern/FRH Schorsch (GER) 40.0 + 0 + 4 = 44.0
3 Michael Jung/La Biosthetique-Sam FBW (GER) 37.5 + 3.2 + 4 = 44.7
4 Tim Lips/Van Schijndel’s Owaela (NED) 37.7 + 10.4 + 4 = 52.10
5 Kai Ruder/Leprince des Bois (GER) 37.10 + 9.2 + 8 = 52.10
6 Andreas Dibowski/Euroridings Butts Leon (GER) 38.7 + 8.8 + 8 = 55.5
7 Frank Ostholt/Air Jordan (GER) 43.5 + 12.4 + 4 = 59.9
8 Andreas Dibowski/FRH Fantasia (GER) 42.9 + 13.2 + 4 = 60.1
9 Simone Deitermann/Free Easy NRW (GER) 38.8 + 8.8 + 13 = 60.6
10 Yoshiaki Oiwa/Gorgeous George (JPN) 59.2 + 4 + 0 = 63.2
HSBC FEI World Cup ™ Eventing final 2009 Strzegom POL 21-23 August 2009
Photographs: These may be downloaded from the FEI Online Photo Catalogue. Pictures are strictly for editorial use.Notes to editors:The HSBC FEI World Cup ™ Eventing qualifiers are a series of CIC 3* Previous finalists are:2003 Pau (FRA): Linda Algotsson/Stand By Me (SWE)
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